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

9:36 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 Sports
Dayton’s Kostas Antetokounmpo drives to the basket against George Mason on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Va. David Jablonski/Staff

Who: Fordham (9-16, 4-9) at Dayton (11-14, 5-8)

When: 7 p.m., Saturday

Where: UD Arena

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

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Probable Dayton starters

Josh Cunningham, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 16.6

Darrell Davis, 6-5, Sr., G, 16.4

Trey Landers, 6-5, So., G, 9.9

Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, Fr., G, 8.9

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

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Probable Fordham starters

Prokop Slanina, 6-10, Jr., F, 11.9

Ivan Raut, 6-7, Fr., F, 9.1

Perris Hicks, 6-1, Sr., G, 7.6

David Pekarek, 6-7, Jr., F, 5.0

Cavit Havsa, 6-4, So., G, 3.5

Dayton freshman Obadiah Toppin talks about the future
Anthony Grant talks about loss at George Mason and looking to Saturday.

Series history: Dayton leads 29-5. Dayton beat Fordham 75-66 last season at Rose Hill Gym. The Flyers have 13 straight victories in the series. Fordham has never won at UD Arena in 13 games.

Coaches: Anthony Grant is 11-14 as Dayton head coach. His career record in 10 seasons is 204-124. Jeff Neubauer is 39-49 in three seasons at Fordham.

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Last games: On Wednesday, Dayton lost 85-67 at George Mason, and Fordham lost 71-55 at home to St. Joseph’s.

About Dayton: gives Dayton an 84 percent chance of winning. … Darrell Davis increased his career points total to 941 on Wednesday with 19 points. He passed Devin Oliver (923) and Yuanta Holland (926) and is tied with Bucky Bockhorn for 54th place in school history. … Matej Svoboda has made 1 of 4 3-pointers in the last two games. He has made 8 of 38 on the season (21.1 percent). … Dayton has suffered four two-game losing streaks and will seek to avoid its first three-game losing streak Saturday. … Dayton ranks 12th out of 14 teams in turnover margin in A-10 games (minus 1.7). The Flyers rank first in assists (17.3 per game).

About Fordham: Joseph Chartouny, who averages 11.1 points per game, has missed the last two games with an Achilles injury. Will Tavares, the team’s leading scorer with 14.0 points per game, also missed Wednesday’s game with an injury. Both are starters. … Raut led the team with 25 points in an 80-57 victory at Duquesne on Feb. 10. … Fordham ranks last in the conference in scoring in A-10 games (60.3 points per game) and fourth in scoring defense (70.3). The Rams rank second to last in field-goal percentage (41.7) and 3-point percentage (31.1). … Havsa led the Rams with 12 points and seven assists against St. Joseph’s.

Next game: Dayton hosts Saint Louis (14-12, 7-6) at 9 p.m. Tuesday. ESPNU will televise the game.