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MEMPHIS, Tenn. [url=http://www.rangershockeyonlineshop.com/eddie-giacomin-hockey-jersey/]Eddie Giacomin Rangers Jersey[/url] . -- Like a red and blue blur, the Dayton Flyers were pressing and passing, shooting and scoring. The waves never seemed to stop coming, with 10, 11 and then 12 players giving them quality minutes. An exhausted and foul-plagued Stanford simply couldnt keep up. The underdog Flyers -- the No. 11 seed in the South Region -- are now in the Elite Eight for the first time since 1984 after an emphatic 82-72 victory Thursday night. "We had 11 guys score in the game and from top to bottom, we kept coming and coming," Dayton coach Archie Miller said. "The way they shared the ball and moved the ball ... it was a true team effort. Its nice that on the biggest stage, we acted like ourselves." Jordan Sibert scored 18 points and freshman Kendall Pollard added a season-high 12 as Dayton (26-10) made sure this one wasnt particularly close after slipping by in the first two rounds. The 6-foot-4 Sibert was spectacular, slashing to the basket and draining 3-pointers, to help the Flyers lead for almost the entire night. Dayton showed its depth early, using a dozen players in the first half to wear down Stanford. "They were relentless," Cardinal coach Johnny Dawkins said. "Thats the best way I can put it." No. 10 seed Stanford (23-13) had the superior post play, but it wasnt enough. Chasson Randle led the Cardinal with 21 points, but shot 5 of 21 from the field. Dwight Powell of Toronto added 17 and Thornhill, Ont., native Stefan Nastic -- who fouled out with more than five minutes left -- had 15. Dayton, the last remaining of the six Atlantic 10 teams in the field of 68, will play top overall seed Florida on Saturday. The Gators beat UCLA 79-68 late Thursday night. It was a good night for the Millers. Archie joined his brother in the Elite Eight after Sean Miller coached Arizona to a 70-64 victory over San Diego State. Sibert finished 7 of 12 from the field, including 4 of 9 from 3-point range. He had plenty of help, including from Pollard, a 6-foot-6 guard who continually got to the basket and helped the Flyers stretch their lead in the first half. "People have been doubting us and not giving us a lot of credit," Sibert said. "I know these guys. I know what Coach wants. We all want to win. At the end of the day we all want to be considered winners." Pollard was averaging two points per game, but Miller didnt hesitate to give him big minutes once he got hot. "This guys a big-time winner," Miller said. "Hes not afraid of anything." Devin Oliver scored 12 points and Matt Kavanaugh added 10. Daytons bench had a 34-2 scoring advantage over Stanford. The Flyers were good in just about every facet, shooting 48.3 per cent (28 of 58) and dishing 19 assists on 28 field goals. They made just about everything they threw at the basket early. Scoochie Smiths corner 3-pointer put the Flyers ahead 15-13 early and Stanfords Powell -- who averages nearly 14 points per game -- was quickly banished to the bench with two fouls. Foul trouble was an early theme, and a much bigger problem for Stanford. The Cardinal rely on a six-man rotation. When the Flyers would lose a man to foul trouble, they simply replaced him with someone who was just as capable. Things went from bad to worse for Stanford late in the first half. The Cardinal fell behind by double-digits and Dawkins was called for a technical foul. Dawkins said it was the right call. "I was just more or less trying to get my team going," Dawkins said. "I thought we were losing momentum, we had already burned a timeout and it was a situation where I wanted to get our guys fired up." It didnt work. Sibert nailed a 3-pointer from the corner to give Dayton a 42-29 lead, though the Flyers had to settle for a 42-32 halftime advantage. Stanford made a comeback early in the second half -- as famous Cardinal supporters Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice looked on -- thanks to strong post play. But the Cardinal simply couldnt stay out of foul trouble. Nastic -- who was leading Stanford with 13 points at the time -- picked up his fourth foul with more than 13 minutes remaining and fouled out with more than five minutes left. Stanford managed to pull within 64-58 after Powell made the bucket and free throw after being fouled, but the Cardinal couldnt get any closer. The Flyers simply kept sending waves at the Cardinal, scoring from inside and out in the final minutes. Both teams had made impressive runs to make it to this point. 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The 29-year-old sprinter known as the "Manx Missile" had made the Tour his main goal this season but saw his hopes of winning his first yellow jersey disappear on Saturday when he hit the ground near the finish of the first stage in his mothers hometown of Harrogate. Cavendish, who took responsibility for the crash after taking Australian Simon Gerrans down with him, was diagnosed with a separated shoulder. "Normally, I bounce well when I crash," Cavendish said at York racecourse. "I assessed my body yesterday and for the first time in my career I knew something was wrong. I really had this little bit of optimism that I might be OK this morning but its just impossible." Cavendish will undergo a MRI in Manchester on Monday night that will determine whether he needs surgery on his shoulder. One of the most successful sprinters in the history of the race, Cavendish has won 25 Tour stages. [url=http://www.rangershockeyonlineshop.com/mike-gartner-hockey-jersey/]Mike Gartner Jersey[/url]. 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