Dayton vs. Coppin State: What you need to know about Saturday’s game

Flyers meet Coppin State for fourth time

Who: Coppin State (0-1) at Dayton (1-0)

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: UD Arena

TV/Radio: Spectrum Sports; streaming video available outside Ohio on; AM 1290, News 95.7 WHIO.

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Probable Dayton starters

Obi Toppin, 6-9, R-Fr., F, 18.0

Jordan Davis, 6-2, So., G, 16.0

Trey Landers, 6-5, Jr., G, 15.0

Ryan Mikesell, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 12.0

Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, So., G, 9.0

Probable Coppin State starters

Lamar Morgan, 6-6, Sr., F, 15.0

Taqwain Drummond, 6-4, So., G, 11.0

Dejuan Clayton, 6-2, R-So., G, 7.0

Chad Andrews-Fulton, 6-7, Sr., F, 6.0

Cedric Council, 6-8, Sr., F, 5.0

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Series history: Dayton leads 3-0. The Flyers won 55-42 in 2004 at UD Arena, 66-34 in 2007 and 73-56 in 2008. The 34 points scored by Coppin State in 2007 is the fifth-lowest score by a Dayton opponent.

Coaches: Anthony Grant is 15-17 in his second season at Dayton. Juan Dixon is 5-28 in his second season at Coppin State.

Last game: Dayton beat North Florida 78-70 on Wednesday. Coppin State lost 85-63 at Wisconsin.

About Dayton: Toppin made his first start in his first college game Wednesday, replacing Josh Cunningham, who suffered a hand injury Tuesday in practice. Grant listed his status as day to day. … Toppin and Landers led the Flyers with 10 rebounds in the opener. … Dayton had five dunks in the opener. North Florida had none. … Dwayne Cohill led Dayton with five points off the bench. … Crutcher led Dayton with 38 minutes. Four starters played 30-plus minutes. Toppin played 28. … Dayton fell from No. 96 to No. 103 in the Ken Pomeroy ratings after its victory.

About Coppin State: The school is located in Baltimore, Md., and plays in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. … Coppin State was picked to finish ninth in the 12-team MEAC. … Morgan was named to the preseason second team. He shot 37 percent from 3-point range and made 88 3-pointers last season. Clayton was named to the preseason third team. He led the team in scoring in the first five games last season but then suffered a season-ending injury. … Coppin State shot 35.6 percent from the floor, 37.9 percent from 3-point range (11 of 29) and 62.5 percent (10 of 16) from the free-throw line in its opener.

Looking ahead: This is the second of three straight home games to start the season. Dayton plays Fort Wayne at 7 p.m. Nov. 16.

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