Dayton at La Salle: What you need to know about Wednesday’s game

Flyers try to improve 1-7 road record


Who: Dayton (13-15, 7-9) at La Salle (12-17, 6-10)

When: 7 p.m., Wednesday

Where: Tom Gola Arena, Philadelphia

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

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Probable Dayton starters

Josh Cunningham, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 15.7

Darrell Davis, 6-5, Sr., G, 15.5

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

Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, Fr., G, 9.3

Jordan Davis, 6-2, Fr., G, 8.2

Probable La Salle starters

B.J. Johnson, 6-7, R-Sr., F, 20.9

Pookie Powell, 6-0, R-Jr., G, 16.5

Amar Stukes, 6-2, Gr., G, 8.7

Tony Washington, 6-10, R.-Sr., C, 7.1

Saul Phiri, 6-0, So., G, 6.2

Series history: Dayton leads the series 28-16. Dayton won 66-55 last season at UD Arena. The Flyers have lost three straight games at La Salle.

Coaches: Anthony Grant is 13-15 as Dayton head coach. His career record in 10 seasons is 206-125. La Salle’s John Giannini is 211-224 in 14 seasons at La Salle.

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Last games: On Friday, Dayton lost 81-56 at Rhode Island, and La Salle won 73-60 at Fordham.

About Dayton: KenPom.com gives Dayton a 39 percent chance of winning and predicts a 75-72 score. … The Flyers are 1-14 when trailing with five minutes remaining. … Freshman Kostas Antetokounmpo ranks 10th in the A-10 with 29 blocked shots. … Darrell Davis and Cunningham have each scored in single digits in back-to-back games for the first time this season. Cunningham leads the conference in field-goal percentage (64.9). Davis ranks second in free-throw percentage (87.0). He has 966 career points. … Junior forward Xeyrius Williams has not played in five of the last six games.

About La Salle: The Explorers rank 186th in the RPI. Dayton ranks 124th. La Salle ranks 164th in the Pomeroy ratings. Dayton ranks 160th. … La Salle ranks sixth in the county in free-throw percentage (78.1). … Johnson ranks fourth in A-10 games in scoring (20.1) and third in rebounding (8.2). He scored 23 points against Fordham and reached the 1,000-point mark in that game in his second season at La Salle. He’s the 56th player in La Salle history to reach that milestone. … La Salle ranks third in the A-10 in scoring offense (75.5) and 12th in defense (75.3). … La Salle has not finished over .500 in the A-10 since 2013 when it was 11-5. … Isiah Deas, a 6-6 sophomore guard, is the top scorer off the bench (9.5)

Next game: Dayton plays George Washington at 3 p.m. Saturday at UD Arena. NBC Sports Network will televise the game.



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