Northwestern (16-14), where Green was an assistant coach during the 2015-16 season, is 16-14. It was 9-9 in the Big Ten and lost to Michigan State in the first round of the Big Ten tournament.
The Dayton-Northwestern winner will play Toledo or Seton Hall in the second round on a date to be announced.
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This will be Dayton’s fourth NIT appearance. It lost 97-93 at home to Florida in the first round in 2000, lost 64-52 at Bowling Green in 2008, won at Oakland 70-55 in the first round in 2009 before losing 59-57 at Indiana and lost 89-72 at Western Kentucky in 2016.
Dayton is 2-4 against Northwestern. The Flyers lost the last meeting 76-70 in overtime in Albuquerque, N.M., in 2007 in the Women’s Sports Foundation Tournament.