Dayton and Cedarville once played regularly in the regular season. They met 28 times between the 1904-05 and the 1949-50 seasons. Dayton won 23 of the games.
Not counting last season, this will be the fifth straight season Dayton has played an Ohio school in an exhibition. It beat Cedarville in 2019, Capital 89-71 in 2018, Ohio Dominican 79-61 in 2017 and Findlay 76-69 in 2016.