Dayton vs. Louisville
Who: No. 7 seed Dayton (27-6) vs. No. 3 seed Louisville (27-6)
What: Third round, NCAA Tournament
When: 2:30 p.m. today
Where: Times Union Center, Albany, N.Y.
TV/Internet: ESPN/Audio stream at DaytonFlyers.com
Probable Dayton starters
Jenna Burdette, 5-8, Fr., G, 5.7
Kelley Austria, 6-0, Jr., G, 9.8
Andrea Hoover, 5-9, Sr., G, 17.3
Ally Malott, 6-4, Sr., F, 15.7
Jodie Cornélie-Sigmundová, 6-4, Jr., C, 5.6
Probable Louisville starters
Sara Hammond, 6-2, Sr., F, 10.5
Myisha Hines-Allen, 6-2, Fr., F, 11.8
Mariya Moore, 6-0, Fr., F, 13.5
Sheronne Vails, 6-4, Sr., C, 2.3
Jude Schimmel, 5-6, Sr., G, 7.1
Series history: Louisville leads 8-5 and has won four straight in the series. The teams last met Dec. 11, 2010 in Louisville. The Cardinals won 69-55.
Coaches: Jim Jabir is 237-139 in his 12th season at Dayton. Jeff Walz is 208-76 in his eighth season at Louisville.
About Dayton: The Flyers are the 16th team in Atlantic 10 history to reach the Sweet 16. They seek to become the seventh to reach the Elite Eight. Xavier was the last A-10 team to do it, losing 55-53 to No. 1 seed Stanford in 2010. … Dayton is the fourth A-10 program to record NCAA berths in six consecutive seasons, following George Washington (2003-08), St. Joseph’s (1985-90) and Temple (2004-11). … Amber Deane (10.5) and Saicha Grant-Allen (6.2) are the team’s top scorers off the bench. … Malott leads the Flyers with 7.9 rebounds per game. Hoover averages 3.1 assists. Cornélie-Sigmundová averages 2.6 blocks.
About Louisville: Louisville is ranked eighth in the Associated Press poll and the USA Today Coaches poll. … Moore is a McDonald’s All-American who made the All-Atlantic Coast Conference second team. She averaged 14.5 points in conference play. … With Moore and Hines-Allen, Louisville is the only team in the AP top 20 with two freshmen as its leading scorers. … Louisville is making its fourth Sweet 16 appearance in the last five seasons. … The Cardinals are 32-17 in March under Walz.
Looking ahead: The winner plays No. 1 seed Connecticut (34-1) or No. 5 seed Texas (24-10) at 7 p.m. Monday in Albany. The Huskies and Longhorns play in the first game at noon today.
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