Saint Mary's is the third known opponent on Dayton's non-conference schedule. The Flyers will play Indiana State in their season opener Nov. 9 at UD Arena and will play Colorado on Dec. 21 in the Chicago Legends event at the United Center.
Dayton also will play Nov. 25-27 in the Maui Invitational for the first time since 2013. Possible opponents include BYU, Georgia, Kansas, Michigan State, UCLA, Virginia Tech and host Chaminade.
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Dayton and Saint Mary's will meet for the third time in four years. The Gaels swept the two previous games, winning 61-57 at UD Arena on Nov. 19, 2016, and 69-54 on Dec. 19, 2017.
Saint Mary’s has won 20 or more games 12 seasons in a row and has played in the NCAA tournament seven times in the last 15 seasons. It was 22-12 last season, upset Gonzaga in the West Coast Conference championship game and lost 61-57 to Villanova in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
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Saint Mary’s has been ranked in the top 25 in many preseason polls and returns four starters, including leading scorer Jordan Ford (21.1 points per game).
Tickets for the Colangelo Classic go on sale Thursday via Ticketmaster and the Talking Stick Resort Arena box office. Citi cardmembers can purchase presale tickets on Tuesday and Wednesday.