The Flyers were scheduled to play Wichita State in the opening round on Nov. 25, the first day of the 2020-21 college basketball season. They would have played three games in three days and then returned home and played their home opener between Dec. 1-3. How the decision to withdraw from the Crossover Classic affects that plan is unknown.
Dayton is not alone in its schedule uncertainty. As of Saturday, 70 of the 357 Division I teams had released a non-conference schedule, according to the D1 Docket, a Twitter account that keeps track of schedule releases.
Sullivan was asked if he was confident Dayton could find find replacements for the games on the schedule, and he said, “Confidence is a fleeting word in COVID right now,, but we will adjust and adapt over the next few days.”