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Preview: Dayton at Saint Louis


Dayton (20-9, 8-6) at Saint Louis (25-4, 12-2)

When: 9 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Chaifetz Arena, Saint Louis, Mo.

TV/Radio: CBS Sports Network/1290, 95.7

Probable Dayton starters

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

Devin Oliver, 6-7, Sr., F, 12.0

Dyshawn Pierre, 6-6, So., F, 11.4

Matt Kavanaugh, 6-10, Sr., C, 5.6

Khari Price, 5-11, So., G, 6.9

Jordan Sibert, 6-4, Jr., G, 12.6

Probable Saint Louis starters

Mike McCall Jr., 6-0, Sr., G, 9.5

Jordair Jett, 6-1, Sr., G, 13.9

Dwayne Evans, 6-6, Sr., F, 13.8

Jake Barnett, 6-5, Sr., F, 4.9

Rob Loe, 6-11, Sr., F, 10.1

About Dayton: The Flyers have never beaten a ranked conference opponent on the road. They are 0-10 on the road against ranked A-10 opponents and were 0-4 in the Great Midwest and 0-1 in the Midwestern Collegiate Conference. They have not beaten a ranked team on the road (not counting neutral site games) out of conference since they knocked off Louisville on Dec. 8, 2007. … Dayton ranks 36th in the country in adjusted offensive efficiency, according to KenPom.com. … Oliver ranks 64th in the country with an offensive rating of 124.4. That stat is defined as a measure of personal offensive efficiency. Sibert ranks 151st and is UD’s second-best offensive player by that measure.

About Saint Louis: The Billikens had a 19-game winning streak snapped last week by Duquesne. It was the longest winning streak in school history by five games. … They have reached 20 wins in three straight seasons for the first time in school history. … Jett ranks fourth in the conference with 17.6 points per game. This will be the last home game for him, Evans and McCall Jr., all 1,000-point career scorers.

FYI: The all-time series is tied at 25-25. The Billikens have won the last three games in the series and have won four of the last five at Chaifetz Arena. … The arena seats 10,600 and ranks as the 77th largest in the country, according to KenPom.com. Saint Louis has averaged 9,594 fans in seven A-10 games. Dayton leads the A-10 with an average of 12,568 in seven A-10 games. The other 11 teams in the conference have averaged between 2,000 and 8,000 fans in A-10 games.

— David Jablonski


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