breaking news

Springfield teen pleads guilty to killing brother in fight over candy

Dayton at St. Joe’s: Everything you need to know about Wednesday’s game

Flyers have lost eight straight games at Hagan Arena


Who: Dayton (9-8, 3-2) at St. Joseph’s (7-9, 2-3)

When: 6:30 p.m., Wednesday

Where: Hagan Arena, Philadelphia

TV/Radio: CBS Sports Network; AM 1290, News 95.7 WHIO

» RELATED: Ranking Dayton’s top offensive performances

Probable Dayton starters

Darrell Davis, 6-5, Sr., G, 17.6

Josh Cunningham, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 15.6

Trey Landers, 6-5, So., G, 9.0

Jordan Davis, 6-2, Fr., G, 7.8

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

Probable St. Joseph’s starters

Shavar Newkirk, 6-0, Sr., G, 17.9

James Demery, 6-6, Sr., F, 17.6

Taylor Funk, 6-9, Fr., F, 13.1

Chris Clover, 6-3, Jr., G, 7.8

Pierfrancesco Oliva, 6-8, R-So., F, 6.6

Series history: Dayton leads 21-18. The Flyers won 77-70 last season at UD Arena. Dayton lost 79-70 in 2016, the last time it played at Hagan Arena. It has lost eight straight games at Hagan.

Coaches: Anthony Grant is 9-8 as Dayton head coach. His career record in 10 seasons is 202-118. Phil Martelli is 421-302 in his 23rd season at St. Joseph’s.

» WHIO PODCASTS: Flyer FeedbackGame replaysAnthony Grant Show

Last games: On Friday, Dayton beat Virginia Commonwealth 106-79 at UD Arena. On Sunday, St. Joseph’s lost 72-69 at Massachusetts.

About Dayton: KenPom.com gives Dayton a 43 percent chance of winning and predicts a 76-74 score. … Dayton broke these records in its victory against VCU: most points in a first half (66); most 3-pointers made (17); and most points against an Atlantic 10 opponent (106). … Dayton ranks 70th in the RPI and 118th in the Pomeroy ratings. St. Joseph’s ranks 190th in the RPI and 142nd in the Pomeroy ratings. … Dayton is 5-0 when it shoots 50 percent or better. … Cunningham has averaged 9.6 shots in Dayton’s nine wins and 7.8 in the eight losses.

» VCU GAME: NotesPhotosGrant reactsFreshmen step up

About St. Joseph’s: The Hawks opened the season with a 98-87 loss at Toledo. Their best non-conference victory was against Princeton (71-58 on Nov. 18). … St. Joseph’s has the best turnover percentage in the nation, committing turnovers on 12.9 percent of their possessions. It ranks 316th out of 351 teams in 3-point field-goal percentage (31.1) and 241st in 2-point percentage (47.8). … Oliva missed the UMass game with an illness. Freshman Anthony Longpre’ started in place of Oliva and had 11 points and seven assists. … Funk is tied for the A-10 lead with 3.1 made 3-pointers per game. … Newkirk surpassed the 900-point mark in his career in UMass game. He has 921.

Next game: Dayton plays Rhode Island (13-3, 5-0) at 1 p.m. Saturday at UD Arena (CBS Sports Network).



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

All the curling stones used in every Olympics have come from the same small island
All the curling stones used in every Olympics have come from the same small island

Few people quite understand what exactly curling is, but every four years, people across the world suddenly find themselves invested in a sport that, at first glance, can be described as people pushing rocks across ice with brooms. For those who are using this year’s go-around to learn what they can about the sport, here’s a fun fact...
Duke remaining cautious with Marvin Bagley injury
Duke remaining cautious with Marvin Bagley injury

Duke has no plans to rush Marvin Bagley onto the court before he is ready. The freshman phenom is listed as a game-time decision for the Blue Devils’ clash with Louisville on Wednesday after missing the last three games with a mild knee sprain. “It’s not day-to-day, but in some respects it is,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski...
50,000 simulations of projected NCAA Tournament yield Tennessee as top Final Four sleeper
50,000 simulations of projected NCAA Tournament yield Tennessee as top Final Four sleeper

If you’re going to win the NCAA Tournament this season, you’re most likely going to a top-3 seed. Those are the advantages the odds show for the nation’s top 12 programs each time March Madness roles around. But if you’re looking to get a little and crazy with your bracket selection this year, Tennessee may be your...
Local quarterback set to join South Carolina football team
Local quarterback set to join South Carolina football team

Corbett Glick, who passed for 3,303 yards with 38 touchdowns as a senior at Hammond School, will join the South Carolina football team as a walk-on. The news was first-reported by Lou Bezjak of The State on Monday night. “I felt USC deep down in my heart and love football and wanted to be part of something bigger than...
Kentucky basketball: Meet James Wiseman, who could be the Cats’ next great big man
Kentucky basketball: Meet James Wiseman, who could be the Cats’ next great big man

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — In the shadow of eight championship banners, the 6-foot-11 center with potential to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft goes to work. It’s an intrasquad scrimmage days before his team launches another title run, and the big man has become the go-to guy in just one season. He has nimble feet...
More Stories