Preview: Alabama at Dayton

When: 1 p.m. Tuesday

Where: UD Arena

TV/Radio: ESPN; AM 1290, News 95.7 WHIO

Probable Dayton starters

Scoochie Smith, 6-2, Jr., G, 8.0

Kyle Davis, 6-0, Jr., G, 7.0

Kendall Pollard, 6-6, Jr., F, 8.0

Charles Cooke, 6-5, Jr., G, 7.0

Steve McElvene, 6-11, Fr., C, 5.0

Probable Alabama starters

Shannon Hale, 6-8, Jr., F, 13.0

Jimmie Taylor, 6-10, Jr., F, 6.0

Arthur Edwards, 6-6, Sr., G, 6.0

Retin Obasohan, 6-2, Sr., G, 18.0

Dazon Ingram, 6-5, Fr., G, 16.0

Series history: Dayton leads the series 2-1. The Flyers won the last meeting 81-76 at Alabama in 2012. Dayton won 74-62 at UD Arena in 2011. Alabama won 77-76 at the University of Dayton Invitational in 1972.

Last game: Dayton beat Southeast Missouri State 84-53 on Friday. Alabama beat Kennesaw State 77-64 on Friday.

Next game: Dayton plays William & Mary at 2 p.m. Saturday at UD Arena. Alabama hosts Louisiana-Lafayette at 7 p.m. Friday.

Coaches: Dayton’s Archie Miller is 91-47 in his fifth season. … Avery Johnson is 1-0 in his first season at Alabama.

About Dayton: Dayton has won 23 straight games at UD Arena. That’s seven short of the school record. … Freshman forward Ryan Mikesell was named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week on Monday. He led the Flyers with 21 points on 7-of-9 shooting in the opener. He’s the first Flyer to win the award since Dyshawn Pierre in 2012. … Dayton climbed four spots to No. 34 in the Associated Press poll released Monday. They are also ranked No. 34 in the USA Today coaches poll. … Dayton’s 31-point victory in the opener was its most lopsided opening victory since it beat Florida A&M 89-58 in 1996.

About Alabama: Edwards is a graduate transfer from New Mexico. He averaged 3.9 points last season. … Sophomore guard Avery Johnson Jr., the son of the coach, is sitting out this season after transferring from Texas A&M. … The Crimson Tide shot 50.9 percent from the field (29 of 57), 23.5 percent from 3-point range (4 of 17) and 55.6 percent from the free-throw line (15 of 27) in their opener.

Archie Miller quote: “They’re starting over. They have a new system they have to put in place, but they are going to be a really challenging game for us. They are going to have size. They are going to have good quickness. They are going to have good players.”

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