Rob Lowery scored a career-high 21 points last night and Dayton used its depth and quickness to beat No. 15 Marquette, 89-75, in the final of the Chicago Invitational Challenge in Hoffman Estates, Ill.
The Flyers' 6-0 start is their best since they won the first nine games in 2003-04.
Marquette (5-1) was beaten at its own fast-paced game. The Golden Eagles received a career-high 28 points from Wesley Matthews.
"We had to play on all cylinders, and tonight that's what happened," Flyers coach Brian Gregory said.
No. 2 Connecticut 88, Bryant 58: : Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun earned his 780th career victory as his Huskies (6-0) beat the Bulldogs (1-3) in Hartford. The win moved Calhoun into a tie with Lou Henson and Lute Olson for eighth on the all-time list. Hasheem Thabeet had 16 points and 12 rebounds.
No. 13 UCLA 89, Florida International 54: : Freshman guard Jrue Holiday scored 20 points to lead the Bruins (4-1) to a rout of the visiting Panthers (3-4). Holiday made all eight of his field-goal attempts.
No. 22 Miami 79, Stetson 65: : Cyrus McGowan scored a career-high 14 points to lead the host Hurricanes (4-1) past the Hatters (2-3). Jack McClinton (Calvert Hall) had 12 points for Miami.
No. 25 Wisconsin 67, Wisconsin-Milwaukee 46: : Trevon Hughes scored 16 points as the host Badgers (5-1) beat the Panthers (3-4).
Vermont 64, Loyola 62: : Mike Trimboli and Colin McIntosh hit consecutive late three-pointers to put the Catamounts (3-2) ahead, and they held on for a victory over the visiting Greyhounds (2-5).
Mount St. Mary's 78, Boston University 69: : Jeremy Goode scored 23 points to help the Mountaineers (2-2) beat the visiting Terriers (3-2).
Penn State 78, Towson 54: : Taylor Battle had 15 points and nine assists in lifting the Nittany Lions (6-1) over the Tigers (3-3) in the Philly Classic.
Johns Hopkins 54, Salisbury 47: : Adam Baumgartner had 14 points as the Blue Jays (3-1) won in the Provident Pride of Maryland Tournament.
Wisconsin 59, No. 6 Baylor 58: : Alyssa Karel scored 15 points, including a jumper with seven seconds left, to lift the Badgers (5-1) over the Bears (6-1) in the Paradise Jam tournament in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
No. 3 California 76, Iowa 43: : Ashley Walker scored 32 points to help the Bears (6-0) rout the Hawkeyes (4-3) in the Paradise Jam.
No. 5 Stanford 83, No. 25 Iowa State 45: : Sarah Boothe and Rosalyn Gold-Onwude each had 14 points as the Cardinal (5-1) beat the Cyclones (4-1) in the Waikiki Beach Marriott Classic in Honolulu.
No. 14 Notre Dame 78, No. 24 Michigan State 72: : Kellie Watson hit five straight three-pointers to help spark a big run and the Fighting Irish (5-0) overcame a 34-point performance by Aisha Jefferson to defeat the visiting Spartans (6-1).
UMBC 81, Western Michigan 69: : Carlee Cassidy and Katie Brooks combined for 32 of the 45 second-half points scored by the visiting Retrievers (3-2).
Loyola 61, Bucknell 52: : The host Greyhounds (3-2) - led by Kaitlin Grant with 19 points - used a late 16-0 run to earn the win.
Carthage 68, Johns Hopkins 50: : A second-half run by the Reds (3-1) was too much for the Blue Jays (1-3) in the Washington University Tournament.