Dayton Flyers vs. Davidson Wildcats: Everything you need to know about tonight’s game

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Dayton vs. Davidson: Highlights from last four minutes

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Flyers can clinch outright A-10 title Friday

Who: Davidson (15-12, 9-6) at No. 4 Dayton (26-2, 15-0)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: UD Arena

TV/Radio: ESPN2; 1290 and 95.7 WHIO

Probable Dayton starters

Obi Toppin, 6-9, R-So., F, 19.7

Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, Jr., G, 15.0

Trey Landers, 6-5, Sr., G, 10.7

Ryan Mikesell, 6-7, R-Sr., F, 9.0

Rodney Chatman, 6-1, R-Jr., G, 7.6

Probable Davidson starters

Kellan Grady, 6-5, Jr., G, 16.8

Jon Axel Gudmundsson, 6-5, Sr., G, 14.0

Carter Collins, 6-3, Jr., G, 10.5

Luka Brajkovic, 6-10, So., F, 10.4

Nelson Boachie-Yiadom, 6-8, So., F, 2.4

Last game: Dayton beat George Mason 62-55 on Tuesday in Fairfax, Va. Davidson beat La Salle 74-49 on Tuesday at Davidson.

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Dayton Flyers highlights: Key plays from last 10 minutes vs. George Mason

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Series history: Davidson leads 5-4. Dayton has won four of six games in the series since Davidson joined the Atlantic 10 Conference. Dayton won 74-73 last season at Davidson.

Coaches: Anthony Grant is 61-31 in his third season at Dayton. Bob McKillop is 593-362 in 31 seasons at Davidson.

About Dayton: Dayton has an 85 percent chance of winning this game, according to KenPom.com, which predicts a 77-66 score. … Dayton has won 17 games in a row. It has one longer winning streak in its history, not counting streaks that carried over from one season to the next. In 1952, it won 20 straight games from January to March. … Dayton is the first team to start 15-0 in the A-10 since George Washington, which finished the conference schedule with a perfect 16-0 mark in 2006. … Toppin dunked three times against George Mason. He has 92 this season and 175 in his career. He needs two dunks to tie Chris Wright's career record.

About Davidson: Davidson ranks 73rd in the NCAA Evaluation Tool and 67th in the Ken Pomeroy ratings. Dayton ranks fourth and sixth, respectively. … Davidson was picked to finish second in the A-10 after finishing 24-10 and 14-4 last season. It placed second last season, one game ahead of Dayton. … Davidson leads the A-10 and ranks 26th in the country in 3-point shooting percentage (36.8). Grady shoots 37.3 percent. Gudmunddson shoots 33.1. … Hyunjung Lee, a 6-7 freshman guard/forward, leads the reserves with 8.2 points per game.

Looking ahead: Dayton plays at Rhode Island at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

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