Dayton at Rhode Island: What you need to know about Friday’s game

Flyers trying to record first three-game winning streak of season

Who: Dayton (13-14, 7-8) at No. 18 Rhode Island (22-4, 14-1)

When: 7 p.m., Tuesday

Where: Ryan Center, Kingston, R.I.

TV/Radio: ESPN2; AM 1290, News 95.7 WHIO

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Probable Dayton starters

Josh Cunningham, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 16.1

Darrell Davis, 6-5, Sr., G, 15.9

Trey Landers, 6-5, So., G, 10.6

Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, Fr., G, 9.2

Jordan Davis, 6-2, Fr., G, 8.3

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Probable Rhode Island starters

Jared Terrell, 6-3, Sr., G, 17.6

E.C. Matthews, 6-5, R-Sr., G, 12.0

Stanford Robinson, 6-4, R-Sr., G, 9.9

Andre Berry, 6-8, Sr., F, 9.3

Jeff Dowtin, 6-3, So., G, 9.2

Series history: Dayton leads 18-15. The Rams beat the Flyers 88-74 in Dayton on Jan. 20. Dayton won the last matchup at the Ryan Center, 75-74 on Feb. 10, 2017.

Coaches: Anthony Grant is 13-14 as Dayton head coach. His career record in 10 seasons is 206-124. Dan Hurley is 109-78 in his sixth season at Rhode Island.

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Last games: On Tuesday, Dayton beat Saint Louis 53-50 at UD Arena, and Rhode Island beat La Salle 95-93 in overtime in Philadelphia.

About Dayton: gives Dayton an 11 percent chance of winning and predicts an 81-67 score. … Darrell Davis scored seven points Tuesday and has 960 points in his career. He passed James Paxson (956, 1951-56) and Charles Cooke (957, 2015-17) to move into 51st place. … Jordan Davis has made 51 of 121 3-pointers. He passed Ramod Marshall (50 of 120) on Tuesday and ranks fourth in UD history for 3-pointers made by a freshman. … Crutcher has averaged 5.7 assists in A-10 games. He ranks second in the conference. He ranks fifth in school history for assists by a freshman (119) and needs 10 more to move into second place behind Juwan Staten (190).

About Rhode Island: Rhode Island ranks eighth in the RPI. Dayton is 123rd. In the Pomeroy ratings, Rhode Island ranks 30th. Dayton is 151st. … In his latest NCAA tournament prediction, ESPN’s Joe Lunardi seeded Rhode Island fifth. St. Bonaventure, a No. 11 seed, was the only other Atlantic 10 team in his bracket. … Robinson scored a season-high 20 points against La Salle. … Matthews ranks fourth in school history with 1,778 points. … Rhode Island averages 6,542 fans at home games. That’s fourth in the A-10 behind Dayton (12,880), Virginia Commonwealth (7,637) and Richmond (6,673). The average home attandance in the conference is 4,888. Fordham ranks last (1,583).

Next game: Dayton plays La Salle at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Tom Gola Arena in Philadelphia. Spectrum Sports will televise the game.

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