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Dayton at Saint Louis: What you need to know about Saturday’s game

Flyers have won seven straight games in the series


Who: Dayton (10-10, 4-4) at Saint Louis (10-11, 3-5)

When: 4 p.m., Saturday

Where: Chaifetz Arena

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

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Probable Dayton starters

Darrell Davis, 6-5, Sr., G, 16.8

Josh Cunningham, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 16.1

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

Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, Fr., G, 7.9

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

Probable Saint Louis starters

D.J. Foreman, 6-8, R-Jr., F, 7.2

Hasahn French, 6-7, Fr., F, 8.0

Jordan Goodwin, 6-3, Fr., G, 11.5

Javon Bess, 6-6, R-Jr., G/F, 13.1

Davell Roby, 6-4, Sr., G, 11.6

Series history: Dayton leads the series 32-25. The Flyers have won seven straight games. Last season Dayton won 67-46 at UD Arena and 85-63 in St. Louis. Saint Louis last beat Dayton 67-59 on Jan. 11, 2014.

Coaches: Anthony Grant is 10-10 as Dayton head coach. His career record in 10 seasons is 203-120. Travis Ford is 22-32 in his second season at Saint Louis. His career record at four schools is 300-258. Ford and Grant coached against each other in 2010 and 2011 when Ford was at Oklahoma State and Grant was at Alabama. Oklahoma State won the first game 68-60. Grant won the second one 69-62.

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Last games: On Tuesday, Dayton beat Davidson 65-64 at UD Arena. On Wednesday, Saint Louis lost 75-74 in overtime at home to Virginia Commonwealth.

About Dayton: KenPom.com gives Dayton a 40 percent chance of winning and predicts a 66-63 score. … Since Jan. 1, Dayton is shooting 67.4 percent from 2-point range. That’s the best percentage in the nation during that span. Dayton has topped 60 percent in three of the last five games. … Dayton ranks second to last in the A-10 in 3-point field-goal percentage defense (37.2). Saint Louis ranks seventh (34.9).

About Saint Louis: The two freshman starters were among the top-100 recruits in the class of 2017. Goodwin ranked 55th, according to ESPN, and French ranked 90th. … The Billikens have two victories over teams ranked in the top 60 of the Pomeroy rankings: No. 49 Virginia Tech and No. 55 Murray State. In A-10 play, Saint Louis has victories against Richmond, Duquesne and Massachusetts and losses to La Salle, Davidson, Rhode Island, George Mason and Virginia Commonwealth. … Saint Louis leads the A-10 in rebounding margin (plus 3.5). Dayton ranks 10th (minus 0.7). … Foreman and Bess each scored 20 against VCU.

Next game: Dayton plays at Massachusetts at 2 p.m. Feb. 3 (TV: Spectrum Sports).



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