Dayton fans taking over Charleston

UD expects 1,000 fans at tournament games this week


Flyers beat Ball State in their opener 78-77 on Friday.

The University of Dayton expects approximately 1,000 fans of the Dayton Flyers to attend games at the Charleston Classic, a spokesman said Wednesday. Dayton also sold 1,000 tickets for the tournament in 2012, the last time it played in Charleston.

Dayton (1-0) opens the tournament at 7:30 p.m. Thursday against Hofstra (2-0). ESPNU will televise the game.

»PREVIEW: A look at Charleston Classic field

Auburn (1-0) plays Indiana State (1-0) in the first game at 11:30 a.m. (ESPN). Old Dominion (2-0) plays Temple (0-0) at 1:30 p.m. (ESPN3). Ohio (1-0) plays Clemson (2-0) at 5 p.m. (ESPN2).

“We’ll get a chance to see a lot of different styles of play in a different environment just in terms of not being at home,” Dayton coach Anthony Grant said. “We’re going on the road for the first time as a young team.”

Dayton will play Ohio or Clemson on Friday at 7 p.m. (ESPNEWS) or 9:30 (ESPNU).

The Flyers practiced on Wednesday at TD Bank Arena, where all the games are being held. They attended a banquet on the USS Yorktown battleship on Wednesday night.

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