Dayton Flyers vs. Penn Quakers: What you need to know about Saturday’s game

10:10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 Sports
Dayton’s Darrell Davis scores against Tennessee Tech on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at UD Arena. David Jablonski/Staff

Who: Penn (7-4) at Dayton (4-4)

When: 3 p.m. Saturday

Where: UD Arena

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

Darrell Davis, 6-5, Sr., G, 19.3 points per game

Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, Fr., G, 6.6

Trey Landers, 6-5, So., G, 7.2

Josh Cunningham, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 14.8

Kostas Antetokounmpo, 6-10, R-Fr., F, 5.8

Ryan Betley, 6-5, So., G, 15.0

AJ Brodeur, 6-8, So., F, 11.3

Max Rothschild, 6-8, Jr., F, 8.7

Antonio Woods, 6-1, Jr., G, 7.4

Darnell Foreman, 6-1, Sr., G, 10.0

Series history: Dayton won the only meeting 71-60 on Nov. 28, 1997, in the San Juan Shootout in Puerto Rico. Dayton is 13-0 against the Ivy League.

Coaches: Anthony Grant is 4-4 as Dayton head coach. His career record in 10 seasons is 197-114. Steve Donahue is 31-36 in his third season at Penn. He was the head coach at Boston College in 2012-13 when Dayton beat Boston College 87-71 in the Charleston Classic.

Last games: Dayton beat Tennessee Tech 79-66 on Wednesday at UD Arena. Penn beat Lafayette 73-68 on Wednesday in Easton, Pa.

About Dayton: KenPom.com gives Dayton a 70 percent chance of winning and predicts a 70-64 score. … Cunningham has three double-doubles this season. Antetokounmpo has two. … Dayton is shooting 57.6 percent from 2-point range. It ranks 22nd in the country. The national average is 49.9. … Dayton ranks 267th in the country in turnover percentage. It’s turning the ball over on 21.2 percent of the possessions in a game. The national average is 19.3. … Darrell Davis has 685 points in his career. He’s already 33 points from matching his career high for a season (187 in 2015-16). If he keeps up his scoring pace, he will hit the 1,000 point mark in late February. He would become the 48th player in school history to hit that mark.

About Penn: Woods is a graduate of Summit Country Day in Cincinnati. … Penn is playing eight straight games on the road. It last played at its home arena, The Palestra, on Nov. 18 and doesn’t return until Dec. 27. … The Quakers have played six overtime periods. It lost to La Salle 75-71 in double overtime Nov. 13. It beat Monmouth 101-96 in four overtimes Nov. 25. … Assistant coach Joe Mihalich Jr. is the son of Hofstra coach Joe Mihalich, whose team beat Dayton 72-69 in the first round of the Charleston Classic on Nov. 16.

Next game: Dayton plays Georgia State at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at UD Arena.

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