Here’s a rundown of a stretch that could make or break the Flyers:
Duquesne (15-6, 6-2) at Dayton, 2 p.m. Saturday: The Dukes share third place with the Flyers after rallying from a 19-point halftime deficit to beat Rhode Island 75-72 in Pittsburgh on Wednesday. Duquesne also has a second-year coach in Keith Dambrot, and he has the team on track for its best season in about a decade.
Dayton at Saint Louis (14-7, 5-3), 9 p.m., Wednesday: The Billikens suffered the most surprising loss of the season so far in A-10 play Wednesday, losing 84-81 at home to Richmond (8-13, 2-6). Saint Louis, the A-10 preseason favorite, has lost three games in a row after a 5-0 start in conference play.
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Dayton at Rhode Island (11-9, 4-4), 4 p.m., Feb. 9: The defending regular-season champions have lost back-to-back road games at Massachusetts and Duquesne.
Virginia Commonwealth (14-6, 5-2) at Dayton, 4 p.m., Feb. 16: The Flyers lost 76-71 at VCU on Jan. 16 when Marcus Evans hit a tie-breaking 3-pointer in the final minute.
Dayton at Davidson (15-5, 6-1), 6 p.m., Feb. 19: The Wildcats have to be the favorite in the regular-season race because they have already beaten four of the other five teams in the top six in the standings. They also have a favorable schedule in the weeks ahead. Aside from this game, their toughest games are on the road at St. Bonaventure (8-12, 4-3) and Rhode Island.
Saint Louis at Dayton, 4 p.m., Feb. 23: The Billikens have lost four straight games at UD Arena.
Duquesne at Dayton, 2 p.m., FOX Sports Ohio/ESPN+, AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO
Dayton forward talks on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at the Cronin Center