Probable Dayton starters
Josh Cunningham, 6-8, R-Sr., 13.9
Obi Toppin, 6-9, R-Fr., F, 13.6
Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, So., G, 13.3
Jordan Davis, 6-2, So., G, 10.0
Ryan Mikesell, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 9.6
Probable Davidson starters
Jon Axel Gudmunddson, 6-5, Jr., G, 16.5
KiShawn Pritchett, 6-6, R-Jr., G, 7.5
Kellan Grady, 6-5, So., G, 16.7
Luke Frampton, 6-5, R-Fr., G, 11.3
Luke Brajkovic, 6-10, Fr., F, 11.0
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Series history: Davidson leads 5-3. The Flyers won 65-64 last season at UD Arena and won 89-82 in overtime in their last game at Belk Arena in 2017. The Wildcats avenged that 2017 loss by beating Dayton 73-67 in the quarterfinals of the A-10 tournament two weeks later.
Coaches: Anthony Grant is 30-26 in his second season at Dayton. Bob McKillop is 573-346 in his 30th season at Davidson.
Last game: Dayton lost 69-68 at home to Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday. Davidson beat Saint Joseph's 80-72 on Friday.
About Dayton: Dayton has a 41 percent chance of winning this game, according to
, which predicts a 67-65 score. … Toppin is two dunks away from tying Chris Wright's single-season school record of 66 dunks in a season. … Dayton needs one more victory to guarantee a winning season. Its streak of 11 straight winning seasons ended last season. … Dayton expects to be without junior guard Trey Landers for the second straight game. He suffered a shoulder injury in practice last week, and no timetable has been set on his return.
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About Davidson: The Wildcats score 40 percent of their points from 3-point range. That ranks 19th in the country. They rank 129th in 3-point percentage (35.9). Frampton leads them in 3-pointers made (80 of 203) and percentage (39.4). … Davidson ranks 77th in the Pomeroy ratings and 69th in the NCAA Evaluation Tool. Dayton ranks 67th and 82nd, respectively, in those ratings. … Since the start of A-10 play, Gudmunddson leads Davidson in scoring (14.6). He's from Iceland. Brajkovic is from Austria. Davidson also has players from Serbia, Sweden, Nigeria and England.
Looking ahead: Dayton plays Saint Louis (17-9, 8-5) at 4 p.m. Saturday at UD Arena. TV: CBS Sports Network.