Probable Dayton starters
Josh Cunningham, 6-8, R-Sr., 15.6
Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, So., G, 13.7
Jordan Davis, 6-2, So., G, 11.2
Trey Landers, 6-5, Jr., G, 10.6
Ryan Mikesell, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 9.1
Probable George Mason starters
Justin Kier, 6-4, Jr., G, 15.5
Otis Livingston II, 5-11, Sr., G, 13.4
Jordan Miller, 6-6, Fr., G, 10.0
Javon Greene, 6-2, So., G, 9.9
Jarred Reuter, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 7.9
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Series history: Dayton leads 7-2. The Patriots ended a seven-game losing streak in the series by beating Dayton 85-67 last season in Fairfax, Va. George Mason is 0-4 at UD Arena.
Coaches: Anthony Grant is 26-23 in his second season at Dayton. Dave Paulsen is 58-60 in his fourth season at George Mason.
Last game: Dayton won 89-86 in double overtime at St. Bonaventure on Saturday. George Mason won 71-68 at Fordham on Saturday.
About Dayton: Dayton has a 73 percent chance of winning this game, according to
, which predicts a 74-67 score. … Mikesell has scored in double figures (11 and 21 points) in the last two games after a seven-game stretch in which he scored in single digits every game. He hit double figures in six of the first nine games. … Davis has scored in double figures in four straight games for the first time in his career. He's averaging a team-best 15.2 points per game in five A-10 games. … Dayton is shooting 36.9 percent from 3-point range in A-10 play after shooting 32.1 percent in non-conference play. … Dayton and George Mason had one common non-conference opponent. Dayton beat Georgia Southern 94-90 at UD Arena. George Mason lost 98-89 at Georgia Southern.
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About George Mason: Forward Goanar Mar, who averaged 3.5 points in 23.9 minutes per game in 16 games, has missed the last two games and could miss the rest of the season after undergoing foot surgery. Senior guard Jaire Grayer, who averaged 10.0 points in the first seven games, has missed the last 12 games with a foot injury. … In A-10 games, Kier leads the conference in scoring and rebounding (11.3). … George Mason ranks 122nd in the Ken Pomeroy ratings. Dayton is 67th. In the NET rankings (NCAA Evaluation Tool), George Mason is 138th, and Dayton is 81st.
Looking ahead: Dayton plays at Fordham (9-9, 0-5) at 2 p.m. Saturday. TV: ESPN+.