UMass now leads the all-time series with Dayton 9-8. The Minutemen have won five of the last six meetings with Dayton winning last year in Ohio.
Derek Kellogg has now won his first conference game of the season three years in a row, beating Dayton in 2009, Fordham in 2010 and Dayton again this season.
UMass won with its fewest points since a 53-50 victory vs. Saint Louis (2/24/07)
Anthony Gurley scored in double-figures for the 14th time this season and 63rd time in his career with 15.
Gurley scored 15 points to move to 35th in UMass history. He now has 1,051 to pass David Brown (1,037), Charlton Clarke (1,041), Dana Dingle (1,043). No. 34 Alex Eldridge (1,053) is next on the list.
Gurley made 10-of-10 from the foul line to set new career-highs in both categories. He had made nine twice last season and attempted 11 vs. Rutgers last year.
UMass outrebounded Dayton, 25-12 in the first half and finished the game with a 41-31 edge. Dayton came into the game as the A-10's top rebounding team (41.1). The Flyers had been outrebounded just twice in their first 16 games.
UMass didn't make a field goal for the first 12:25 of the second half and went 14 minutes overall without a basket, yet still maintained a lead the entire time.
The last time UMass made less than 15 field goals was vs. La Salle (2/8/06), when UMass made just 12 baskets.
The last time a UMass opponent was held to less than 30 percent field goal shooting was on Nov. 19, 2006 in a 79-56 win over Northeastern. The Huskies shot 25.9 that day (14-of-54).
Javorn Farrell returned to the starting lineup for the first time this season. He started 13 games last season, including the final 12 games he played in during 2009-10.
Gary Correia was back in uniform and played for the first time since Dec. 11 vs. Seton Hall.
Hashim Bailey drew his second charge of the season, in the first half.