Dayton last played Auburn at the Charleston Classic in 2012, winning 73-63. The teams also played in 2008 at the Chicago Invitational Challenge. Dayton won 60-59.
Prior to that, they hadn’t played since 1972 when Dayton won 106-63 at UD Arena. Dayton first played Auburn in 1965, winning 85-71 at the Sugar Bowl Tournament in New Orleans, La.
Dayton has had great success in the regular season against the Southeastern Conference in the last four seasons, sweeping two-game series from Alabama, Mississippi and Vanderbilt in recent seasons. It split a two-game series against Arkansas.
Auburn finished 18-14 last season, breaking a streak of seven straight losing seasons. Bruce Pearl is entering his fourth season as head coach.