Preview: Dayton vs. St. Francis (Pa.)


St. Francis (1-1) at Dayton (1-0)

When: 7 p.m. today

Where: UD Arena

TV/Radio: WHIO/1290, 95.7

Probable Dayton starters

Player, Ht., Yr., Pos., PPG

  • Devin Oliver, 6-7, Sr., F, 7.0
  • Dyshawn Pierre, 6-6, So., F, 24.0
  • Matt Kavanaugh, 6-10, Sr., C, 7.0
  • Khari Price, 5-11, So., G, 17.0
  • Vee Sanford, 6-4, Sr., G, 8.0

Probable St. Francis starters

  • Earl Brown, 6-6, Jr., F, 13.5
  • Stephon Mosley, 6-6, So., F, 9.5
  • Malik Harmon, 5-11, Fr., G, 12.5
  • Ben Millaud-Meunier, 6-1, So., G, 5.5
  • Ollie Jackson, 6-3, Jr., G, 3.0

About Dayton: Price scored a career-high 17 points in Dayton’s 81-80 season-opening victory against IPFW on Saturday at UD Arena. Pierre also set a career high with 24 points and led the team with four assists. … Freshman guard Scoochie Smith’s first career assist resulted in an alley-oop dunk Saturday by Pierre. Freshman guard Kyle Davis’ first career assist led to the game-winning 3-pointer by Jordan Sibert. … This is the first of two straight home games against schools named St. Francis. The Flyers host St. Francis, of Brooklyn, N.Y., at noon Saturday.

About St. Francis (Pa.): St. Francis University is located in Loretto, Pa., about 80 miles east of Pittsburgh. … The Red Flash lost 87-67 to Fordham, another Atlantic 10 school, in their season opener Saturday. They beat Navy 60-57 in their home opener Monday. … Rob Krimmel is in his second season as head coach after 12 seasons as an assistant with the program. His team was picked ninth in the preseason poll in the 10-team Northeast Conference… St. Francis has two players from Ohio: Ronnie Drinnon, a sophomore forward from Greeneview High School who’s averaging 6 points per game, and Patrick Wrencher, a freshman forward from Cincinnati Moeller. … The team shot 11-of-40 (28 percent) from 3-point range in its first two games.

FYI: Dayton leads the all-time series 5-1. The teams haven’t met since 1966 when Dayton won 98-56 at the Fieldhouse.


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