Who: Charleston Southern (1-2) at Dayton (1-0)
When: 7 p.m., Saturday
Where: UD Arena
TV/Radio: Fox Sports Ohio; 1290 and 95.7 WHIO
Ticket info:The game is sold out.
Probable Dayton starters
Obi Toppin, 6-9, R-So., F, 29.0
Ryan Mikesell, 6-7, R-Sr., F, 12.0
Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, Jr., G, 14.0
Rodney Chatman, 6-1, R-Jr., G, 12.0
Chase Johnson, 6-9, R-So., F, 2.0
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Probable Charleston Southern starters
Phlandrous Fleming, 6-4, Jr., G, 12.0
Travis Anderson, 6-0, R-Fr., G, 7.0
Deontaye Buskey, 6-1, Jr., G, 7.3
Duncan LeXander, 6-8, So., F, 3.7
Terence Porter, 6-8, Fr., F, 6.0
Last game: Dayton beat Indiana State 86-81 in its season opener on Nov. 9. Charleston Southern lost 91-47 at home to Furman on Tuesday.
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Series history: This is the first meeting. Dayton is 9-0 against teams from the Big South Conference. It beat Presbyterian 81-69 last December at UD Arena.
Coaches: Anthony Grant is 36-29 in his third season at Dayton. Barclay Radebaugh has a record of 194-239 in 15 seasons at Charleston Southern. His teams won the Big South regular-season championship in 2013 and 2015.
About Dayton: The Flyers have a 95 percent chance of winning this game, according to KenPom.com, which predicts a 79-60 score. … Toppin’s 29-point performance in the opener tied for Dayton’s fourth-highest points total in the last 10 seasons. Josh Cunningham (32 against Rhode Island in 2018), Charles Cooke (31 against Austin Peay in 2016) and Chris Wright (30 against Western Carolina in 2010) are the only UD players to score 30 or more points in that span.
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About Charleston Southern: The Buccaneers are shooting 40.4 percent (78 of 193) from the field, 18 percent from 3-point range (11 of 61) and 52.8 percent (28 of 53) from the free-throw line. … Dontrell Shuler, a 6-2 sophomore guard who averaged 18 points in the first two games, missed the Furman game with an injury. Ty Jones, a 6-6 junior forward, averages 10 points off the bench. … Charleston Southern has played in the NCAA tournament once, losing 109-75 to UCLA in the first round in 1997. … The Buccaneers finished 18-16 last season and ranked 189th in the NCAA Evaluation Tool. They were picked to finish fifth in the Big South this season. Fleming was named to the preseason first team.
Looking ahead: Dayton plays Nebraska Omaha at 7 p.m. Tuesday and leaves Nov. 22 for the Maui Invitational. Dayton plays three games in three days in Maui, starting Nov. 25 against Georgia.
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