- By David Jablonski Staff Writer
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.
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.