Preview: Saint Joseph’s at Dayton


Saint Joseph’s (13-6, 3-2 A-10) at Dayton (13-7, 1-4)

When: 7 p.m., Wednesday

Where: UD Arena

TV/Radio: WHIO Ch. 7/1290, 95.7

Probable Dayton starters

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

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

Dyshawn Pierre, 6-6, So., F, 12.2

Matt Kavanaugh, 6-10, Sr., C, 4.8

Khari Price, 5-11, So., G, 8.0

Jordan Sibert, 6-4, Jr., G, 11.6

Probable Saint Joseph’s starters

Halil Kanecevic, 6-8, Sr., F, 11.0

Ronald Roberts Jr., 6-8, Sr., F, 14.1

DeAndre Bembry, 6-6, Fr., F, 11.1

Langston Galloway, 6-2, Sr., G, 17.5

Chris Wilson, 6-3, Jr., G, 9.6

About Dayton: The Flyers are in the midst of their third losing streak of at least three games in Archie Miller’s three seasons. They lost four in a row to Saint Joe’s, Rhode Island, Duquesne and Saint Louis in 2012 and three straight to VCU, Butler and La Salle in 2013. … The Ken Pomeroy website gives UD a 71 percent chance of winning and predicts a 76-71 final score. … The Flyers are 3-4 in January. They’re currently 21-23 in January, February and March in the last three seasons and 29-11 in November and December.

About Saint Joseph’s: The Hawks have won nine of their last 11 games. They’re shooting 49.8 percent from the field and 39.2 percent from 3-point range in conference games, the best mark in the league. … Galloway became the Hawks’ all-time leader in 3-pointers in their last game, a 77-62 loss at Richmond. He has 296 career three-pointers and 1,721 points, ranking 10th on Saint Joseph’s all-time scoring list. He’s six away from moving into the top 10 in A-10 history for career 3-pointers. … Kanecevic leads the team in rebounding (8.7) and assists (4.5). He’s the only player in the A-10 to rank in the top five in rebounding and assists.

FYI: The Flyers lead the series 19-13 and have won three of the last four games and and the last five at UD Arena. … UD is averaging 12,095 fans per home game. VCU (7,741) and Saint Louis (7,580) rank second and third in the A-10.

— David Jablonski


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