Probable Dayton starters
Obi Toppin, 6-9, R-So., F, 19.7
Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, Jr., G, 14.7
Trey Landers, 6-5, Sr., G, 10.9
Ryan Mikesell, 6-7, R-Sr., F, 9.9
Rodney Chatman, 6-1, R-Jr., G, 8.0
Probable Duquesne starters
Sincere Carry, 6-1, So., G, 11.5
Marcus Weathers, 6-5, Jr., F, 14.2
Michael Hughes, 6-8, Jr., C, 10.0
Maceo Austin, 6-5, Fr., G, 8.7
Lamar Norman, 6-3, So., G, 5.5
Last game: Dayton won 87-79 at Richmond on Saturday. Duquesne lost 73-64 at Massachusetts on Saturday.
Series history: Dayton leads 55-24. The Flyers have won six of the last seven games. They swept Duquesne last season, winning 68-64 at UD Arena and 78-67 at the Palumbo Center in Pittsburgh.
Coaches: Anthony Grant is 53-31 in his third season at Dayton. Keith Dambrot is 50-33 in three seasons at Duquesne.
Dayton vs. Duquesne: Highlights of UD's second-half comeback
About Dayton: Dayton has a 79 percent chance of winning this game, according to KenPom.com, which predicts a 75-67 score. … Dayton has won nine games in a row. It has not won 10 games in a row since it won 13 straight in the 2007-08 season. It has had 14 winning streaks of 10 or more games in its history. An 8-0 start in the A-10 would be Dayton's best since it was 9-0 in 2004. … Toppin scored 26 and 19 points against Duquesne last season. … Crutcher needs two points to become the 49th player in Dayton history to reach the 1,000-point milestone and the first since Darrell Davis two years ago. … Dayton leads Rhode Island (14-5, 6-1) by a game in the A-10 standings. Richmond, Duquesne and Virginia Commonwealth are tied for third at 5-2.
About Duquesne: The Dukes haven't beaten a ranked team since Feb. 27, 2014, when they upset No. 10 Saint Louis 71-64 on the road. That's their only victory in the last 10 games against ranked opponent. They are 4-38 all time against ranked A-10 teams. If Duquesne beats Dayton, it would the highest-ranked team Duquesne has beaten since 1966 when it upset No. 4 Providence. … Duquesne is 2-2 against Dayton at PPG Paints Arena. … The team lost Frankie Hughes, its top 3-point shooter last season, to season-ending knee surgery in October. … Eric Williams Jr., the team's leading scorer last season (14.0 points per game), transferred to Oregon in the spring.
Looking ahead: Dayton plays Fordham (7-12, 1-6) at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at UD Arena.