Dayton at Saint Louis: What you need to know about Saturday’s game

Jan 26, 2018
Saint Louis coach Travis Ford, left, and Dayton coach Anthony Grant talk at Atlantic 10 Media Day on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at the Capital One Center in Washington, D.C. David Jablonski/Staff

Who: Dayton (10-10, 4-4) at Saint Louis (10-11, 3-5)

When: 4 p.m., Saturday

Where: Chaifetz Arena

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

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Probable Dayton starters

Darrell Davis, 6-5, Sr., G, 16.8

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

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

Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, Fr., G, 7.9

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

Probable Saint Louis starters

D.J. Foreman, 6-8, R-Jr., F, 7.2

Hasahn French, 6-7, Fr., F, 8.0

Jordan Goodwin, 6-3, Fr., G, 11.5

Javon Bess, 6-6, R-Jr., G/F, 13.1

Davell Roby, 6-4, Sr., G, 11.6

Series history: Dayton leads the series 32-25. The Flyers have won seven straight games. Last season Dayton won 67-46 at UD Arena and 85-63 in St. Louis. Saint Louis last beat Dayton 67-59 on Jan. 11, 2014.

Coaches: Anthony Grant is 10-10 as Dayton head coach. His career record in 10 seasons is 203-120. Travis Ford is 22-32 in his second season at Saint Louis. His career record at four schools is 300-258. Ford and Grant coached against each other in 2010 and 2011 when Ford was at Oklahoma State and Grant was at Alabama. Oklahoma State won the first game 68-60. Grant won the second one 69-62.

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Last games: On Tuesday, Dayton beat Davidson 65-64 at UD Arena. On Wednesday, Saint Louis lost 75-74 in overtime at home to Virginia Commonwealth.

About Dayton: gives Dayton a 40 percent chance of winning and predicts a 66-63 score. … Since Jan. 1, Dayton is shooting 67.4 percent from 2-point range. That’s the best percentage in the nation during that span. Dayton has topped 60 percent in three of the last five games. … Dayton ranks second to last in the A-10 in 3-point field-goal percentage defense (37.2). Saint Louis ranks seventh (34.9).

About Saint Louis: The two freshman starters were among the top-100 recruits in the class of 2017. Goodwin ranked 55th, according to ESPN, and French ranked 90th. … The Billikens have two victories over teams ranked in the top 60 of the Pomeroy rankings: No. 49 Virginia Tech and No. 55 Murray State. In A-10 play, Saint Louis has victories against Richmond, Duquesne and Massachusetts and losses to La Salle, Davidson, Rhode Island, George Mason and Virginia Commonwealth. … Saint Louis leads the A-10 in rebounding margin (plus 3.5). Dayton ranks 10th (minus 0.7). … Foreman and Bess each scored 20 against VCU.

Next game: Dayton plays at Massachusetts at 2 p.m. Feb. 3 (TV: Spectrum Sports).