Who: St. Joseph’s (10-12, 3-7) at Dayton (17-5, 8-2)
When: 8 p.m. Tuesday
Where: UD Arena
TV/Radio: ASN; 95.7 FM, AM 1290 WHIO
Probable Dayton starters
Scoochie Smith, 6-2, Sr., G, 13.3
Darrell Davis, 6-5, Jr., G, 5.8
Ryan Mikesell, 6-7, So., F, 6.8
Kendall Pollard, 6-6, Sr., F, 13.5
Charles Cooke, 6-5, Sr., G, 16.7
Probable St. Joseph’s starters
Charlie Brown, 6-7, Fr., F, 12.1
James Demery, 6-6, Jr., F, 13.6
Markell Lodge, 6-7, So., F, 4.8
Chris Clover, 6-3, So., G, 5.9
Lamarr Kimble, 6-0, So., G, 15.2
Series history: Dayton leads 20-18. St. Joseph’s swept Dayton last season: 79-70 on Feb. 17 in Philadelphia and 82-79 on March 12 in at the Atlantic 10 tournament in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Hawks have won four of the last five games in the series.
Coaches: Dayton’s Archie Miller is 132-60 in his sixth season. Phil Martelli is 413-285 in 22 seasons at St. Joseph’s. This is Martelli’s 699th game at St. J0e’s.
About Dayton: Dayton shares first place with Virginia Commonwealth in the Atlantic 10 with eight games to play. The Rams play at George Washington at 9 p.m. Wednesday. Richmond (8-3) and Rhode Island (7-3) round out the top four. … Dayton ranks 32nd in the RPI. VCU is the top-ranked A-10 team at No. 30. … KenPom.com gives UD a 91 percent chance of winning this game and predicts a 75-60 score. Dayton ranks 31st in the Pomeroy ratings. It’s the highest it has ranked since January 2015. … Dayton’s senior class has won 95 games. It needs two victories to tie the school record for most wins in a four-year span.
About St. Joseph’s: The Hawks lost 86-83 in double overtime Saturday vs. Fordham in Philadelphia. They have lost four A-10 games by five points or fewer. … Kimble ranks third in the nation in minutes played per game (37.4). He has played all 40 minutes six times this season. He played all 50 minutes against Fordham. … Hawks guard Shavar Newkirk suffered a season-ending torn ACL Dec. 30. He was averaging a team-best 20.3 points per game. … Nick Robinson is the top scorer off the bench with 5 points per game. … The Hawks are one of the youngest teams in the country. They rank 310th in experience, according to KenPom.com. Dayton ranks 39th. … In A-10 play, the Hawks rank 13th out of 14 teams in scoring offense (66.5 points per game) and last in free-throw percentage (59.1).
Looking ahead: Dayton plays at Rhode Island at 7 p.m. Friday.
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