Dayton Flyers will play VMI on Dec. 23

The Virginia Military Institute will play Dayton at UD Arena on Dec. 23 at a time to be announced. VMI released its non-conference schedule this week.

VMI finished 9-21 last season and 4-14 in the Southern Conference. The Keydets played at Ohio State last December and lost 89-62.

UD is also scheduled to play Northwestern at the United Center on Dec. 27. It will play during Thanksgiving week at the Wooden Legacy tournament in a field that includes UCLA, Nebraska, New Mexico, Portland, Texas A&M, Cal State Northridge and Virginia Tech.

It will play at Alabama and host Vanderbilt. Dates for those games have not been announced.

Pierre news: In other UD basketball news, former Dayton forward Dyshawn Pierre will participate in a Team Canada training camp in Toronto. It began Friday and ends Wednesday.

Nineteen players were selected to compete for a spot on the national team. Twelve will make the final cut.

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