Preview: Dayton Flyers host Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles on Wednesday


Preview: Dayton Flyers host Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles on Wednesday

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Dayton’s Trey Landers brings the ball up the court against Auburn on Nov. 29, 2017, at UD Arena. David Jablonski/Staff

Who: Tennessee Tech (7-2) at Dayton (3-4)

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

Where: UD Arena

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

Probable Dayton starters

Darrell Davis, 6-5, Sr., G, 19.3 points per game

Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, Fr., G, 7.3

Trey Landers, 6-5, So., G, 5.8

Josh Cunningham, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 14.6

Kostas Antetokounmpo, 6-10, R-Fr., F, 5.7

Probable Tennessee Tech starters

Aleksa Jugovic, 6-3, Sr., G, 14.3

Curtis Phillips, 6-5, Sr., F, 13.6

Kajon Mack, 6-3, Gr., G, 12.7

Mason Ramsey, 6-6, Sr., F, 10.1

Courtney Alexander, 6-7, Jr., F, 8.1

» DAYTON DIGEST: What we learned Monday

Series history: Tied 1-1. Dayton lost 68-59 on March 15, 2002, and won 81-60 on Nov. 18, 2005. Both games took place at UD Arena. Dayton is 55-13 against the Ohio Valley Conference.

Coaches: Anthony Grant is 3-4 as Dayton head coach. His career record in 10 seasons is 196-114. Steve Payne 98-99 in his seventh season at Tennessee Tech.

Last games: Dayton lost 61-59 at Mississippi State on Sunday. Tennessee Tech lost 61-50 at Furman on Dec. 2.

About Dayton: gives Dayton a 79 percent chance of winning and predicts a 76-67 score. … Crutcher scored a career-high 18 points in the last game. He is averaging 16.5 points in the last two games. … Junior forward Xeyrius Williams remains day to day with a back injury. He has missed the last three games. … Dayton’s bench scored a season-low six points in the second half Sunday. It had scored in double figures in each of the first six games. … Dayton is shooting 41.5 percent from the field in the first halves of games and 49.7 percent in the second half.

About Tennessee Tech: Jugovic ranks 35th in the nation in 3-point shooting percentage (49.0, 25 of 51). … Alexander ranks 17th in rebounding (10.3). … Mack is a graduate of Tulane who transferred to Tennessee Tech after last season. … The Golden Eagles finished 12-20 last season. They were picked to finish fifth out of 12 teams in the OVC. They last played in the NCAA tournament in 1963. … Two of Tennessee Tech’s victories are against lower-division programs: Midway University (NAIA) and Boyce College (Division II). It has played one team ranked in the top 150 of the Ken Pomeroy ratings, losing 100-63 to No. 22 Texas Christian. Its best victory came against No. 170 New Mexico (104-96) on the road. Dayton ranks 112th. Tennessee Tech is 196th.

Next game: Dayton plays Penn at 3 p.m. Saturday at UD Arena.

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