Duquesne senior forward Ovie Soko scored 26 points, but visiting Dayton spoiled senior day with a 57-54 come-from-behind victory against the Dukes at Consol Energy Center Saturday afternoon.

Duquesne (11-15, 3-10 Atlantic 10) shot 51 percent in the first half to build a 14-point halftime lead before the Flyers (19-8, 7-5) sped back in the second half.

Soko missed a potential game-tying free throw with 17 seconds remaining, and Dayton followed with a breakaway dunk to steal away the win.

Soko, one of the Dukes’ two seniors, had far and away his most efficient game of the season, hitting nine of 13 shots, including all three of his 3-point attempts.

As a team, Duquesne drained ten 3-pointers.

Dayton entered Saturday’s action having won five games in a row, the second-best streak in the conference, but the red-hot Flyers were ice-cold early at Consol. They hit just one of their first nine shots.

Duquesne sprinted out to a 17-2 lead, hitting six of its first eight shots, and maintained a lead of at least eight points for the remainder of the half.

The Dukes hit eight first-half 3-pointers, including a triple from the corner from freshman guard Desmond Ridenour at the buzzer that gave Duquesne a 39-25 halftime lead.

Dayton opened the second half on an 11-4 scoring run before Dukes sophomore guard Micah Mason came off a screen to drill a 3-pointer and push the Duquesne lead back to 10 points, 46-36.

Flyers guard Jordan Sibert completed the furious comeback with a 3-pointer at the 3:29 mark, tying the score at 51, and he gave Dayton its first lead of the game with a two-handed dunk on the next possession.

Siebert scored a team-high 18 points.

The teams traded leads twice more, and the Flyers entered the last minute leading, 55-53.