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Dayton dismisses its two big men

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Dayton lost the two tallest players on its active roster Wednesday when starting center Devon Scott and primary backup Jalen Robinson were removed from the team.

The 6-foot-9 juniors allegedly stole money while trespassing in the dorms and were dismissed from the program with no chance for reinstatement, ESPN.com reported.

“I’m extremely disappointed in Jalen and Devon,” Dayton coach Archie Miller said. “Their actions do not reflect the behavior we want in our program.

“Our student-athletes are given every opportunity to be successful on and off the court. Despite ample opportunity to do so, their actions demonstrate they chose not to take advantage of that. More important than wins and losses, it’s about members of our program being committed to represent the University of Dayton in the manner we all expect.”

The Flyers (7-2), who reached the Elite Eight last season, now have no eligible player taller than 6-6 on the roster.

Scott averaged 9.1 points and 7.4 rebounds while starting all nine games this season. Robinson, his backup, was averaging 3.2 points and 2.4 rebounds in 15.3 minutes per game.

Dayton faces Boston University on Saturday.

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