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Dayton at St. Joe’s: Everything you need to know about Wednesday’s game

Flyers have lost eight straight games at Hagan Arena


Who: Dayton (9-8, 3-2) at St. Joseph’s (7-9, 2-3)

When: 6:30 p.m., Wednesday

Where: Hagan Arena, Philadelphia

TV/Radio: CBS Sports Network; AM 1290, News 95.7 WHIO

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Probable Dayton starters

Darrell Davis, 6-5, Sr., G, 17.6

Josh Cunningham, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 15.6

Trey Landers, 6-5, So., G, 9.0

Jordan Davis, 6-2, Fr., G, 7.8

Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, Fr., G, 6.5

Probable St. Joseph’s starters

Shavar Newkirk, 6-0, Sr., G, 17.9

James Demery, 6-6, Sr., F, 17.6

Taylor Funk, 6-9, Fr., F, 13.1

Chris Clover, 6-3, Jr., G, 7.8

Pierfrancesco Oliva, 6-8, R-So., F, 6.6

Series history: Dayton leads 21-18. The Flyers won 77-70 last season at UD Arena. Dayton lost 79-70 in 2016, the last time it played at Hagan Arena. It has lost eight straight games at Hagan.

Coaches: Anthony Grant is 9-8 as Dayton head coach. His career record in 10 seasons is 202-118. Phil Martelli is 421-302 in his 23rd season at St. Joseph’s.

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Last games: On Friday, Dayton beat Virginia Commonwealth 106-79 at UD Arena. On Sunday, St. Joseph’s lost 72-69 at Massachusetts.

About Dayton: KenPom.com gives Dayton a 43 percent chance of winning and predicts a 76-74 score. … Dayton broke these records in its victory against VCU: most points in a first half (66); most 3-pointers made (17); and most points against an Atlantic 10 opponent (106). … Dayton ranks 70th in the RPI and 118th in the Pomeroy ratings. St. Joseph’s ranks 190th in the RPI and 142nd in the Pomeroy ratings. … Dayton is 5-0 when it shoots 50 percent or better. … Cunningham has averaged 9.6 shots in Dayton’s nine wins and 7.8 in the eight losses.

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About St. Joseph’s: The Hawks opened the season with a 98-87 loss at Toledo. Their best non-conference victory was against Princeton (71-58 on Nov. 18). … St. Joseph’s has the best turnover percentage in the nation, committing turnovers on 12.9 percent of their possessions. It ranks 316th out of 351 teams in 3-point field-goal percentage (31.1) and 241st in 2-point percentage (47.8). … Oliva missed the UMass game with an illness. Freshman Anthony Longpre’ started in place of Oliva and had 11 points and seven assists. … Funk is tied for the A-10 lead with 3.1 made 3-pointers per game. … Newkirk surpassed the 900-point mark in his career in UMass game. He has 921.

Next game: Dayton plays Rhode Island (13-3, 5-0) at 1 p.m. Saturday at UD Arena (CBS Sports Network).



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