DAYTON, Ohio (Ticker) -- No. 25 Dayton used a balanced attack, but needed a blunder by hapless Fordham to avoid an embarrassing loss on Senior Day.
Brooks Hall scored 15 points to lead five players in double figures as Dayton won for the sixth time in seven game with a 69-64 Atlantic 10 Conference victory.
Fordham trailed by just four points at halftime and had its last lead with just over five minutes remaining. The Rams were in position to tie the game, but freshman John Blackgrove missed a 3-pointer with nine seconds remaining.
Dayton guard D.J. Stelly missed a 1-and-1 opportunity and Fordham came down with the rebound, but Ashanti Burke called timeout when the rams had none remaining.
"He was just responding," Fordham coach Bob Hill said. "He didn't do it on purpose."
Hall made the two free throws after the technical foul as Dayton (21-5, 13-2 A-10 West) finished 14-1 at home, although it will host the conference tournament here.
"We're very pleased to get the win," Dayton coach Oliver Purnell said. "It was a great game and gave our team a new kind of challenge."
Michael Haynes scored 25 points to lead Fordham (2-23, 1-13 East), which set a school record with a 13th straight loss.
Nate Green and Ramod Marshall contributed 10 points apiece as did reserves Mark Jones and Keith Waleskowski for the Flyers.
"This season, we had to win a lot of games down the stretch," Marshall said. "We seem to play the last six minutes of each game very well."
Haynes made 9-of-13 shots and Blackgrove connected on 6-of-13 for 15 points as Fordham shot 46 percent (25-of-54).
"It os a great experience for our players," Hill said. "Their fans are so great and actually helped us."
Dayton shot 42 percent (24-of-57), but held a 38-26 advantage on the boards. Hall and Sean Finn each grabbed eight rebounds.
"We contested better in the second half," Purnell said. "We got better shots and had better energy."
The game featured nine ties and 15 lead changes and neither team had more than a seven-point lead.