Probable Dayton starters
Josh Cunningham, 6-8, R-Sr., 15.7
Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, So., G, 13.6
Jordan Davis, 6-2, So., G, 11.1
Trey Landers, 6-5, Jr., G, 10.4
Ryan Mikesell, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 8.4
Probable St. Bonaventure starters
Courtney Stockard, 6-5, Sr., F, 15.6
LaDarien Griffin, 6-6, Sr., F, 11.4
Osun Osunniyi, 6-10, Fr., C, 7.1
Kyle Lofton, 6-3, Fr., G, 13.5
Nelson Kaputo, 6-0, Sr., G, 7.9
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Series history: Dayton leads 24-10. The Flyers have won the last three games in the series. They won 82-72 last January at UD Arena.
Coaches: Anthony Grant is 25-23 in his second season at Dayton. Mark Schmidt is 198-163 in his 12th season at St. Bonaventure.
Last game: Dayton lost 76-71 at Virginia Commonwealth on Wednesday. St. Bonaventure lost 75-63 at St. Bonaventure on Wednesday.
About Dayton: Dayton has a 60 percent chance of winning this game, according to
, which predicts a 67-64 score. … Crutcher ranks fourth in the A-10 in 3-point shooting percentage (40.8) and leads the league in assists (6.0). Obi Toppin (66.4) and Cunningham (66.2) rank third and fourth in the A-10 in field-goal percentage. Landers ranks fourth in rebounding (7.5). … Davis has made 15 of 23 3-pointers in the last three games. He's shooting 36 percent this season. … Dayton matched its season high with 21 fouls against VCU. The Rams made 13 of 22 free throws. Dayton ranks eighth in the country in fewest fouls (13.9 per game) and is the fifth-best team in the country in preventing opponents from getting to the free-throw line.
About St. Bonaventure: Jalen Poyser, who averages 12.9 points per game, missed the last game with a head injury and his status was listed as day to day. … Kaputo ranks third in the A-10 in 3-point shooting percentage (41.9). … The Bonnies rank 13th out of 14 teams in the conference in scoring (66.9 points per game). Dayton ranks second (74.6). … Lofton and Osunniyi graduated from Putnam Science Academy (Conn.), the alma mater of former Dayton point guard Scoochie Smith. … Stockard made the A-10 preseason second team.
Looking ahead: Dayton plays George Mason (10-8, 4-1) at 7 p.m. Wednesday (ESPN+) at UD Arena.