Davidson loss puts Dayton in position to get the No. 2 seed in A-10 tournament

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Grant: Third game in six days a challenge for Dayton

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Flyers, Wildcats two games back of VCU with three to play

The Dayton Flyers moved into a tie for second place in the Atlantic 10 Conference as Davidson lost 79-69 at eighth-place La Salle on Wednesday.

With three games to play, Dayton and Davidson (both 11-4) trail Virginia Commonwealth (13-2) by two games. Barring a collapse by VCU, the Rams will get the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament and win their first outright championship.

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That leaves five teams fighting for the other top three seeds in the A-10 tournament and the double byes into the quarterfinals at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

George Mason and St. Bonaventure are tied for fourth at 10-5. Duquesne is sixth at 9-6.

If the season ended now, Dayton would have the No. 2 seed because it beat Davidson 74-73. The Flyers play Rhode Island on Friday at UD Arena and then host La Salle on Wednesday on Senior Night before closing the regular-season at Duquesne on March 9. All three games are at 7 p.m.

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The conference tournament starts March 13 with two games between the bottom four seeds. If Dayton gets the No. 2 seed, it would play the final game of the quarterfinal round at 8:30 p.m. March 15.

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