Preview: Dayton vs. Auburn

Who: Dayton (2-1) vs. Auburn (2-1).

When: 2 p.m.

Where: TD Arena in Charleston, S.C.

What: Fifth-place game of Charleston Classic.

TV/Radio: ESPN3/95.7FM and AM290 News  Talk Radio WHIO.

Dayton starters: Kevin Dillard, 6-0, Sr., G, 12.0 points per game; Josh Benson, 6-9, Sr., F, 10.7; Devin Oliver, 6-7, Jr., F, 9.0; Dyshawn Pierre, 6-6, Fr., F, 16.0; Vee Sanford, 6-3, Jr., G, 13.7.

Auburn starters: Allen Payne, 6-6, Jr., F, 9.0; Rob Chubb, 6-10, Sr., C, 11.0; Frankie Sullivan, 6-1, Sr., G, 16.5; Shaquille Johnson, 6-5, Fr., G, 3.5; Jordan Price, 6-5, Fr., G, 6.0.

About Dayton: The Flyers are 3-0 all-time against Auburn, winning 85-71 in 1969 at the Sugar Bowl Tournament, 106-63 at UD Arena 1972 and 60-59 in overtime in 2008 at the Chicago Invitational Challenge. Dayton is 16-14 all-time against the Southeastern Conference… Although today marks the end of the Charleston Classic, Flyer fans can look forward to an even longer trip next season. UD returns to the Maui Invitational in 2013 for the first time since they won the event in 2003.

About Auburn: The Tigers lost 79-59 to Murray State in the first game of the tournament and beat the host school, College of Charleston, 55-51 on Friday. Sullivan scored 20 of his 24 points in the second half. … Auburn was 15-16 last season. … Payne is a graduate of Winton Woods High School in Cincinnati.

Other tournament games: Boston College and Charleston, both 0-2 in the tournament, play at noon. Baylor and St. John’s play the third-place game at 6 p.m. on ESPNU. Colorado and Murray State play in the championship game at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN2.

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