Dayton Flyers at Richmond: What you need to know about Tuesday’s game

10:40 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 Sports
Richmond’s Khwan Fore shoots a 3-pointer against Dayton’s John Crosby on Jan. 19, 2017, at UD Arena. David Jablonski/Staff

Who: Dayton (7-8, 1-2) at Richmond (3-12, 1-2)

When: 7 p.m., Tuesday

Where: Robins Center, Richmond, Va.

TV/Radio: Stadium Network/Facebook; AM 1290, News 95.7 WHIO

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Probable Dayton starters

Darrell Davis, 6-5, Sr., G, 17.0

Jordan Davis, 6-2, Fr., G, 8.1

Trey Landers, 6-5, So., G, 7.8

Josh Cunningham, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 15.5

Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, Fr., G, 6.5

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Probable Richmond starters

Grant Golden, 6-10, Fr., F, 14.9

Jacob Gilyard, 5-9, Fr., G, 10.1

Khwan Fore, 6-0, R-Jr., G, 9.8

De’Monte Buckingham, 6-4, So., G, 12.5

Nick Sherod, 6-4, So., G, 10.0

Series history: Dayton leads 17-9. The Flyers have won five straight games in the series. Dayton won 75-59 at UD Arena last season and 85-84 in 2016, the last time the teams played at the Robins Center.

Coaches: Anthony Grant is 7-8 as Dayton head coach. His career record in 10 seasons is 200-118. Chris Mooney is 228-187 in 13 seasons at Richmond.

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Last games: On Saturday, Dayton lost 62-60 at home to Massachusetts , and Richmond lost 69-62 at Saint Louis.

About Dayton: KenPom.com gives Dayton a 57 percent chance of winning and predicts a 68-66 score. … Dayton and Richmond have one common opponent: Old Dominion. Dayton lost 75-67. Richmond lost 79-60. … Dayton is shooting 72.1 percent at the free-throw line. It has not topped 70 percent in a season since 2012-13. … Dayton is shooting 57 percent from 2-point range compared to 51.0 last season. Its 3-point percentage has declined from 38.4 to 32.8. UD has not shot below 34 percent from long range since 2009. … Darrell Davis is 14 points away from his 800th career point. He ranks second in the A-10 in 3-point field goals made per game (2.9) and ninth in 3-point percentage (41.0).

About Richmond: The Spiders have victories over Alabama-Birmingham, James Madison and Davidson. They have lost their last two games to Fordham (69-65 in overtime) and Saint Louis (69-62). … Golden scored 24 against Saint Louis. All five Richmond starters played between 31 and 36 minutes. … Richmond ranks last in the conference in scoring margin (minus 9.1 points per game), second to last in scoring defense (74.8) and second to last in free-throw percentage (66.9). … Buckingham leads the team with 7.4 rebounds per game. … Richmond ranks 341st out of 351 teams in experience. Dayton ranks 300th.

Next game: Dayton plays Virginia Commonwealth at 7 p.m. Friday at UD Arena.