Dayton Flyers: A-10 announces women’s basketball pairings

Dayton’s Shauna Green smiles during a game against Lipscomb on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at UD Arena. David Jablonski/Staff
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Dayton’s Shauna Green smiles during a game against Lipscomb on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at UD Arena. David Jablonski/Staff

The Dayton Flyers women’s basketball team, the reigning Atlantic 10 Conference champions, will play the three teams that finished behind it in the standings twice during the 2020-21 season.

The A-10 released its schedule pairings Monday. Dayton, which finished 15-1 in the A-10 last season, will play second place Virginia Commonwealth (13-3), third-place Fordham (11-5) and Saint Louis (9-7), which tied for fourth with Duquesne and Massachusetts, at UD Arena and on the road.

Dayton also played Saint Louis and Fordham twice last season.

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The rest of Dayton’s schedule includes home games against Davidson, La Salle, Massachusetts, Richmond and Saint Joseph’s and road games against Duquesne, George Mason, George Washington, Rhode Island and St. Bonaventure.

“We are looking forward to another challenging conference schedule,” Dayton coach Shauna Green said in a press release. “Our double games this season will provide very tough matchups that we are excited about. The A-10 conference is always competitive and you must be ready every day to compete because anyone can beat anyone.”

Dayton finished 25-8 overall last season and won the A-10 tournament on March 8 at UD Arena. The conference tournament will be played in Richmond, Va., in 2021.

Alumni news: Former Dayton guard Trey Landers will start his professional basketball career in Europe.

Ratiopharm Ulm, which plays in Basketball Bundesliga, the top league in Germany, announced Monday it signed Landers to a two-year contract.

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Ulm is located in southern Germany, 87 miles west of Munich.

The Wayne High School graduate Landers finished his career with 946 points. He started last season for the Dayton team that finished 29-2, setting a school record for victories in a season and tying the school record for 20 straight victories.

• Former Dayton forward Devin Oliver will move from France to Turkey in his seventh season of professional basketball. He signed Monday with Buyukcekmece, which is located in a suburb of Istanbul.

Recruiting news: Kaleb Washington, a top-100 recruit in the 2021 class, announced a scholarship offer from Dayton last week.

Washington was the second four-star recruit Dayton has offered a scholarship to this week.

Duncan Powell, a 6-foot-7 forward who ranks 85th in the 2021 class, announced an offer Monday.

Washington is a 6-8 guard/forward from Pebblebrook High School in Mableton, Ga. He ranks 100th in the 2021 class, according to ESPN, and 120th, according to the 247Sports.com composite rankings.

Powell, a 6-foot-7 forward, is from DeSoto, Texas. He originally committed to Arkansas in September 2019 but reopened his recruitment in April while saying he would still consider Arkansas.