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

» A-10 PREDICTION: What seed will Dayton get?

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.

» WHIO PODCASTS: Flyer Feedback | Game replays | Anthony Grant Show

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.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

HS Roundup 9/19: Miami East girls golf team has record day

Two school records were set for the Miami East girls golf team in a 183-237 win versus Tri-Village on Wednesday. Paige Lawson posted a 38 to lead the way, setting a new individual low for East. Kearsten Kirby added a 44, Maci Krites a 48 and Marissa Kearns a 53. The 183 team score also marked a school record. Boys Soccer Bellefontaine 7, Indian Lake...
HS Results 9/19: Bellefontaine, Ben Logan, Northwestern win by shutout

Boys Soccer Wednesday’s Results Bellefontaine 7, Indian Lake 0 Benjamin Logan 1, Shawnee 0 Northwestern 1, Tecumseh 0 Urbana 2, Jonathan Alder 1 Tuesday’s Results Alter 0, Fenwick 0 Beavercreek 4, Northmont 0 Bellbrook 1, Eaton 1 Butler 8, Greenville 1 Centerville 2, Springboro 0 Colerain 1, Oak Hills 1 Dayton Christian 5, Bethel 1 Fairfield...
Cincinnati Bengals off to strong start, but injuries piling up
Cincinnati Bengals off to strong start, but injuries piling up

The Cincinnati Bengals are off to about as good of a start as they could hope for in terms of the results, but the same cannot be said for the health of the team. Cincinnati (2-0) travels to face the Carolina Panthers (1-1) on Sunday and will be using some backups at key positions in an offense that has been rolling through the first two games. »...
Week 4 area high school football passing leaders
Week 4 area high school football passing leaders

The following are area high school football passing leaders through Week 4. Southwest Ohio Conference: Connor Kinnett, jr., Harrison, 57 of 100 passing (57.0 percent), 1,040 yards, 10 TDs, 1 INT. Midwest Athletic Conference: Jake Hemmelgarn, jr., Coldwater, 77 of 102 passing (75.5 percent), 990 yards, 14 TDs, 4 INTs. Central Buckeye Conference: Chris...
Ryan Day to receive hefty one-time payment for serving as interim Ohio State football coach
Ryan Day to receive hefty one-time payment for serving as interim Ohio State football coach

How much is navigating a top five team through preseason and to a 3-0 start worth?  Nearly half a million dollars.  According to a letter released by the university Wednesday, Ohio State offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day will be paid $487,000 for serving as interim head coach in Urban Meyer’s absence.  »...
More Stories