Missouri, Missouri State, Florida, Michigan, Texas and Georgia are also in the Elite Eight. Voting for quarterfinal matchups is expected to begin soon.
If Dayton makes it to the Final Four, graduate assistant manager Brian Frank and assistant director of basketball operations Brian Walsh will be among the players. Matt Sweet, a student manager, would also play.
The other players would come from this list (hometown in parentheses): Matt Sweet (Columbus); Charlie Barrett (Chicago); Nate Schneck (Kalamazoo, Mich.); Aaron Horn (Troy); William Parrott (Lexington, Ky.); Jack Needles (Columbus); Alex Geiger (Cincinnati); Trevor Gonzalez (San Jose, Calif.); Ryan Christ (Pittsburgh); Zach Koch (Buffalo, N.Y.); Alex Roberts (Springfield); Alex Reilly (Dallas); Henry Stark (Chicago); Jack Walsh (Virginia).
The managers have to pay their own way, and a GoFundMe.com account has been started for them.