Dayton at Massachusetts: What you need to know about Tuesday’s game

Massachusetts coach Matt McCall reacts to a play during a game against Dayton on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at the Mullins Center in Amherst, Mass. David Jablonski/Staff
Massachusetts coach Matt McCall reacts to a play during a game against Dayton on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at the Mullins Center in Amherst, Mass. David Jablonski/Staff

Flyers seek their victory in a row and season sweep of UMass

Who: Dayton (18-9, 10-4) at Massachusetts (10-17, 3-11)

When: 7 p.m., Tuesday

Where: Mullins Center, Amherst, Mass.

TV/Radio: ESPN+/New England Sports Network (NESN)/AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO

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Probable Dayton starters

Josh Cunningham, 6-8, R-Sr., 14.2

Obi Toppin, 6-9, R-Fr., F, 13.7

Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, So., G, 13.2

Jordan Davis, 6-2, So., G, 10.2

Ryan Mikesell, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 9.7

Probable UMass starters

Djery Baptiste, 6-10, Gr., C, 3.1

Samba Diallo, 6-7, Fr., F, 3.5

Unique McLean, 6-2, R-So., G, 2.4

Carl Pierre, 6-4, So., G, 11.8

Tre Wood, 6-1, Fr., G, 2.9

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Series history: UMass leads 14-13. Dayton won the last meeting 72-67 on Jan. 13 at UD Arena.

Coaches: Anthony Grant is 32-26 in his second season at Dayton. Matt McCall is 23-37 in his second season at UMass

Last game: Dayton beat Saint Louis 74-73 on Saturday at UD Arena. UMass beat Saint Joseph's 80-79 on Saturday in Amherst.

About Dayton: Dayton has a 74 percent chance of winning this game, according to KenPom.com , which predicts a 74-67 score. … Toppin is one dunk away from breaking Chris Wright's single-season school record of 66 in a season. … The Flyers rank 62nd in the Pomeroy ratings. It's the highest they've ranked this season. UMass is 225th. Dayton ranks 70th in the NCAA Evaluation Tool. UMass is 224th. … Dayton's offense ranks 33rd in the country in efficiency. That's its highest ranking since it was 28th in 2013. … Cunningham passed the 900-point mark in his Dayton career in the last game. He has 906 points. He passed Anthony Grant (902) to move into 62nd place in school history.

About UMass: The Minutemen rank 13th out of 14 teams in the A-10 in points allowed per game (72.6). Dayton ranks sixth (67.2). In scoring offense, UMass ranks seventh (71.0), and Dayton is second (73.6). … Baptiste graduated from Vanderbilt after averaging 2.4 points last season. He has another season of eligibility remaining after this one. … UMass has four straight victories against Dayton at the Mullins Center or six straight if you count regular-season games. Dayton last won a regular-season game there in 2004. It won an A-10 tournament game at the arena in 2011. … UMass has played in 14 games decided by seven points or fewer. It has suffered four double-digit losses in A-10 play. … Curtis Cobb (8.4 points per game) has missed the last three games with a foot injury.

Looking ahead: Dayton plays Rhode Island (12-14, 5-9) at 7 p.m. Friday at UD Arena.