Who: Duquesne (18-7, 8-5) at No. 5 Dayton (24-2, 13-0)
When: 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: UD Arena
TV/Radio: Fox Sports Ohio; 1290 and 95.7 WHIO
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Probable Dayton starters
Obi Toppin, 6-9, R-So., F, 19.4
Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, Jr., G, 15.0
Trey Landers, 6-5, Sr., G, 10.8
Ryan Mikesell, 6-7, R-Sr., F, 9.2
Rodney Chatman, 6-1, R-Jr., G, 7.7
Probable Duquesne starters
Marcus Weathers, 6-5, Jr., F, 14.6
Sincere Carry, 6-1, So., G, 11.6
Michael Hughes, 6-8, Jr., C, 9.8
Maceo Austin, 6-5, Fr., G, 7.8
Lamar Norman, 6-3, So., G, 5.8
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Last game: Dayton won 66-61 at Virginia Commonwealth on Tuesday. Duquesne lost 70-67 at home to George Washington on Wednesday.
Series history: Dayton leads 56-24. The Flyers have won seven of the last eight games. Dayton won the first matchup this season 73-69 on Jan. 29 in Pittsburgh. Dayton beat Duquesne 68-64 last season at UD Arena.
Coaches: Anthony Grant is 59-31 in his third season at Dayton. Keith Dambrot is 53-36 in his third season at Duquesne.
About Dayton: Dayton has a 91 percent chance of winning this game, according to KenPom.com, which predicts a 79-64 score. … Dayton’s record is its best through 26 games in its history. The 1957-58 team has the second-best mark (23-3). That was also the last Dayton team to win at least 15 games in a row in one season. It won 16 straight. Dayton, which has not lost since Dec. 21, can match that with a victory in this game. … Dayton is the first team to start 13-0 in the A-10 since Rhode Island in 2017-18. The last team to start 14-0 was George Washington, which finished the conference schedule with a perfect 16-0 mark in 2006.
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About Duquesne: The Dukes seek their first road victory against a ranked team since Feb. 27, 2014, when they beat No. 10 Saint Louis. They have never beaten a top-five team on the road. Their last victory against a top-five team in Pittsburgh came against No. 4 Providence in 1966. Dambrot is 0-18 in his career against ranked teams. All but two of those games were played on the road or on a neutral court. … Duquesne leads the A-10 with 5.8 blocks per game, and it ranks fifth in the country in block percentage (16.1). … The top scorer off the bench is guard Tavian Dunn-Martin, who averages 10.0 points per game and leads the team with 59 made 3-pointers.
Looking ahead: Dayton plays at George Mason (14-12, 3-10) at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The game will be televised on Fox Sports Ohio.
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