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

Feb 19, 2018
Jalen Johnson, of Saint Louis, shoots against Dayton’s Jalen Crutcher and Josh Cunningham on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, Mo. David Jablonski/Staff

Who: Saint Louis (15-12, 8-6) at Dayton (12-14, 6-8)

When: 9 p.m., Tuesday

Where: UD Arena

TV/Radio: ESPNU; AM 1290, News 95.7 WHIO

Probable Dayton starters

Josh Cunningham, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 16.4

Darrell Davis, 6-5, Sr., G, 16.2

Trey Landers, 6-5, So., G, 10.5

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

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

Probable Saint Louis starters

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

Davell Roby, 6-4, Sr., G, 11.1

Hasahn French, 6-7, Fr., F, 8.8

Jalen Johnson, 6-7, So., F, 8.6

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

Series history: Dayton leads the series 32-26. The Flyers had a seven-game winning against Saint Louis snapped Jan. 27 when they lost 75-65 in St. Louis.

Coaches: Anthony Grant is 12-14 as Dayton head coach. His career record in 10 seasons is 205-124. Travis Ford is 27-33 in his second season.

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Last games: On Saturday, Dayton beat Fordham 80-70 at UD Arena, and Saint Louis won 72-66 at Richmond.

About Dayton: KenPom.com gives Dayton a 59 percent chance of winning and predicts a 68-65 score. … Darrell Davis scored 12 points against Fordham. He has 953 points in his career. He passed Bucky Bockhorn (941, 1955-58) and Noland Robinson (942, 1986-90) to move into 53rd place. He’s three points behind James Paxson (1951-56). … Dayton seeks its second two-game winning streak of the season. It has followed each of its last three victories with two straight losses. … Dayton ranks third in the A-10 in conference games in scoring offense (76.2 points per game). Saint Louis ranks third in scoring defense (65.9).

About Saint Louis: French and Roby scored 15 points against Richmond. The Billikens shot a season-best 58.1 percent from the field after shooting 37 percent in the previous two games against St. Bonaventure and La Salle. They shot 50 percent from 3-point range (6 of 12). It was their best percentage from behind the arc since they shot 50 percent (9 of 18) against Dayton. … Saint Louis can clinch its first winning season since 2013-14 with a victory against Dayton. The last three seasons, it was 11-21, 11-21 and 12-21. … Saint Louis leads the A-10 in rebounding margin (plus 8.4). Bess is the team’s top rebounder (8.2). Dayton ranks eighth (minus 0.4).

Next game: Dayton plays at first-place Rhode Island (21-4, 13-1) at 7 p.m. Friday. ESPN2 will televise the game.