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That will be a challenge as media and fans sing the praises of a team. Consider this Tweet from Dec. 30 by Jon Rothstein, of CBSSports.
“Obi Toppin is an All-American,” Rothstein wrote. “And Dayton is the Atlantic 10’s best chance to get to a Final Four since Chris Mack’s Tu Holloway/Mark Lyons Xavier team in 2012. In a season of parity, the Flyers have the right to dream of (the Final Four in) Atlanta.”
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Then on Wednesday, national sports business reporter Darren Rovell shared numbers from DraftKings Sportsbook showing more people are laying bets on Dayton to make the Final Four than any other team.
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Mo Egger, a UD grad who hosts a daily sports talk show on ESPN 1530 in Cincinnati, featured the Flyers on Thursday and said there’s a “really cool” story happening with this team.
“They have been nationally ranked for weeks,” Egger said. “They are pummeling everyone in sight in the Atlantic 10. Obi Toppin has taken a major star turn, and in a year like this in college basketball, first of all, I think they’re the most fun to watch. No. 2, in what people look at as a wide-open year — not a lot of great teams, parity if you will — I think it’s fair to look at the Flyers through the lens of a team, especially with their experience, that can make a long run in March.”