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Preview: Dayton vs. Temple


Who: Temple (15-7, 4-4 Atlantic 10) at Dayton (13-9, 3-5)

When: 11 a.m. Saturday

Where: UD Arena

TV/Radio: ESPNU/WHIO 95.7, 1290

Dayton starters

  • Kevin Dillard, 6-0, Sr., G, 14.9 ppg.
  • Vee Sanford, 6-3, Jr., G, 12.5
  • Devon Scott, 6-9, Fr., F, 1.8
  • Devin Oliver, 6-7, Jr., F, 9.1
  • Dyshawn Pierre, 6-6, Fr., F, 7.7

Temple starters

  • Khalif Wyatt, 6-4, Sr., G, 18.9
  • Will Cummings, 6-2, So., G, 5.7
  • Anthony Lee, 6-9, So., F, 11.2
  • Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson, 6-6, Sr., F, 8.5
  • Scootie Randall, 6-6, Sr., F, 10.9

About Dayton: Sub center Alex Gavrilovic is out indefinitely (knee) and backup guard Khari Price (thigh bruise) is doubtful. … The Flyers surprised the Owls, 87-77, in the Liacouras Center last season. UD has won four of the last six in the series. … Dillard is 10th in the A-10 in scoring, fifth in assists (4.6), fourth in foul shooting (87.4) and 11th in 3-pointers per game (1.9). … Oliver is third in the league in rebounding (8.4). He grabbed 12 in a 60-54 win over St. Joe’s on Wednesday. He also made two 3-pointers in three attempts. He was 7-for-35 on 3’s going into the game.

About Temple: The Owls handed Syracuse its first loss this year in the Gotham Classic. … Wyatt scored 25 points in an 89-88 home win over Charlotte on Wednesday and is averaging 25.0 in his last eight games. He also leads the Owls with 4.0 assists per game. … Jake O’Brien, a 6-9 forward who came to Temple as a graduate student from Boston University, scored 22 points off the bench against Charlotte. He’s ninth in the A-10 in 3-point shooting (42.4).

Surf’s up: UD will be participating in the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational next year, and event organizers are delivering an eight-foot, hand-crafted surfboard as welcoming gift to each school. The Flyers will receive theirs at the game today.

The other teams in the tourney are Arkansas, Syracuse, Minnesota, Baylor, Gonzaga, California and host Chaminade. Travel packages, which include tickets to all three UD games, are being sold through Oahu Travel, the tourney’s official travel agency. For info, call 1-800-826-3822.


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