- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 6, 2012

DAYTON, Ohio — Devin Oliver scored a season-high 19 points and Dayton defeated George Washington for the second time in four days, taking a 67-50 win Tuesday night in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament.

The sixth-seeded Flyers (20-11), who posted their fifth straight 20-win season, will face third-seeded Xavier in Friday’s quarterfinals in Atlantic City, N.J.

Coming off a 75-59 victory over the Colonials on March 3, Dayton jumped out to a 31-17 halftime lead.

George Washington got within five, at 48-43 with 7:05 remaining, on a David Pellom layup. Chris Johnson answered with a 3-pointer, then Pellom dunked and Josh Parker sank a trey, followed by two free throws with 4:25 left, to push the lead into double digits for good.

Dayton outshot the 11th-seeded Colonials 51.2 percent (22 of 43) to 34.5 percent (19 of 55).

Pellom led George Washington (10-21) with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

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