St. Bonaventure at Dayton
Who: St. Bonaventure (13-9, 6-5) at Dayton (18-5, 8-3 A-10)
When: 12:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: UD Arena
TV/Radio: NBC Sports Network/95.7, 1290
Probable Dayton starters
Jordan Sibert, 6-4, Sr., G, 16.1
Scoochie Smith, 6-2, So., G, 8.5
Dyshawn Pierre, 6-6, Jr., F, 12.6
Kyle Davis, 6-0, So., G, 7.1
Kendall Pollard, 6-6, So., F, 12.0
Probable St. Bonaventure starters
Youssou Ndoye, 7-0, Sr., C, 12.0
Dion Wright, 6-7, Jr., F, 13.3
Andell Cumberbatch, 6-5, Sr., G
Marcus Posley, 6-1, Jr., G, 16.9
Iakeem Alston, 6-2, Jr., G, 1.7
Series history: UD leads 18-9. The Flyers won 78-61 on Jan. 8 in Olean, N.Y., and have won 12 of the last 13 meetings.
Coaches: Archie Miller is 81-43 in his fourth season at Dayton. Mark Schmidt is 119-119 in his eight seasons at St. Bonaventure.
About Dayton: KenPom.com gives Dayton an 85 percent chance of winning and predicts a 67-58 score. … In conference-only stats, Pollard leads the A-10 in field-goal percentage (58.8). Smith ranks third in assists per game (4.2). Sibert ranks tied for fourth in scoring (16.6). … Pierre ranks 47th in school history with 977 career points. Just ahead of him are Kevin Conrad (983, 1979-83) and Andy Meyer (988, 1992-96). Sibert ranks 62nd with 822 points in two seasons. … Dayton shoots 46 percent from the field in the first half and 47 percent in the second. It averages 4.2 more points in the second half than the first. Dayton shoots 68 percent at the free-throw line overall but 74 percent in the last five minutes of games. Pollard shoots 51 percent at the line in the first half, 63 percent in the second half and 72 percent in the last five minutes.
About St. Bonaventure: Freshman starting point guard Jaylen Adams wrote on Twitter that he had surgery Friday. According to a report on CollegeChalkTalk.com, he has a broken finger and will miss the rest of the season. Adams averaged 32.5 minutes per game and led the A-10 with 5.7 assists per game. … The Bonnies rank 129th in the RPI. Dayton is 36th. … Posley was named national player of the week by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association after hitting back-to-back, last-second, game-winning shots against Davidson on Feb. 4 and VCU on Feb. 7.
Looking ahead: Dayton plays St. Joseph’s at 6 p.m. Thursday (ESPNU) at UD Arena.