Dayton Flyers guard Jhery Matos will not play Friday against No. 25 Mississippi State. He’s suffering from turf toe, which is a sprain of the big toe.
Dayton will play the 7 p.m. game at UD Arena with seven scholarship players. It’s the third time in seven games they’ve been without a player. Josh Cunningham missed the first two games with a wrist injury.
Dayton has three transfers sitting out the season and decided to redshirt freshman forward Frankie Policelli. It also did not use one of the 13 scholarships.
The Flyers (4-2) seek their first victory against a top-25 team at home since they beat Alabama, coached by Anthony Grant, in 2011. They last played a top-25 team at home in 2016 when Saint Mary’s visited UD Arena.
COVERAGE NOTES: Watch Mike Hartsock’s weekly series “Flyer Nation” for a special look behind the court. It’s available on our WHIO app for your TV streaming player: whio.com/watch.
• Hear coverage of Friday’s game starting at 6 pm on AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO. You can listen online here: whio.com/WHIORadio.