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The Flyers haven't won a game at either Philadelphia school since 2011 and will get two quick chances to end that drought. They open A-10 play on Jan. 2 against La Salle at Tom Gola Arena, where they have lost four straight games, and play their second A-10 game Jan. 5 against St. Joseph's at Hagan Arena, where they have lost nine straight games.
2. Home opener: Massachusetts swept Dayton two seasons ago, and the Flyers returned the favor last season. The teams play twice more this season with the Minutemen visiting UD Arena in Dayton's third conference game and first A-10 home game on Jan. 11 and UD playing in Amherst, Mass., on Feb. 15.
3. Biggest games: Dayton plays the defending regular-season champion, Virginia Commonwealth, in its fourth game on Jan. 14 at UD Arena and on Feb. 18 in Richmond. The Rams swept the Flyers last season. Both games were decided in the final minute by go-ahead shots by Marcus Evans, who will be a fifth-year senior this season.
4. TV schedule: At least 19 of Dayton's 31 regular-season games will be televised. Dayton will play six games on ESPN channels, eight on the CBS Sports Network, three on the NBC Sports Network and two on Stadium. The rest of Dayton's TV schedule will be announced later.
5. Friday showcase: The A-10 schedule features seven Friday night games on ESPN channels. Dayton plays two of them: Jan. 17 at Saint Louis and Feb. 28 against Davidson at UD Arena. Both games start at 7 p.m.
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6. Rest time: Dayton plays Fordham on Feb. 1 at UD Arena and doesn't return to action until the following Saturday, Feb. 8, at home against Saint Louis.
7. Easiest stretch: A home game against Rhode Island on Feb. 11 follows the Fordham and Saint Louis games. That means Dayton doesn't play a road game in February until Feb. 15.
8. Varied days: Dayton plays A-10 games on every day of the week but Monday. It has one game on Sunday, one on Thursday, four on Tuesday, three on Wednesday, two on Friday and seven on Saturday.
9. Late show: The game times for 10 of the A-10 games are known. The times of the other eight games will be announced at a later date. The latest start for the Flyers will be a 9 p.m. game March 4 at Rhode Island.
10. Senior night: Dayton will close the regular season at home on March 7 against George Washington. This will be Senior Night for two local graduates: fifth-year senior forward Ryan Mikesell, a St. Henry graduate, and senior guard Trey Landers, a Wayne graduate. They are also the last two players on the team recruited by Miller and his staff.
Dayton’s 2019-20 regular-season schedule
Nov. 2, 5 p.m.: Home exhibition game vs. Cedarville
Nov. 9: vs. Indiana State
Nov. 16: vs. Charleston Southern
Nov. 19: vs. Omaha
Nov. 25, 2:30 p.m.: vs. Georgia in Maui Invitational
Nov. 26, 2:30 p.m. or 8 p.m.: vs. Michigan State or Virginia Tech in Maui Invitational
Nov. 27: vs. Kansas, BYU, UCLA or Chaminade in Maui Invitational
Dec. 3, 4 p.m.: vs. Houston Baptist
Dec. 8, 4 p.m.: vs. Saint Mary’s at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Ariz.
Dec. 14: vs. Drake
Dec. 17: vs. North Texas
Dec. 21: vs. Colorado at United Center in Chicago
Dec. 23: vs. Grambling
Dec. 30: vs. North Florida
Jan. 2: at La Salle, CBSSN
Jan. 5: at Saint Joseph’s, ESPN+
Jan. 11, 12:30 p.m.: vs. Massachusetts, NBCSN
Jan. 14: vs. VCU, CBSSN
Jan. 17, 7 p.m.: at Saint, Louis, ESPN2/U
Jan. 22, 7 p.m.: vs. St. Bonaventure, CBSSN
Jan. 25: at Richmond, ESPN+
Jan. 29, 7 p.m.: at Duquesne, CBSSN
Feb. 1, 4:30 p.m.: vs. Fordham, NBCSN
Feb. 8: vs. Saint, Louis, CBSSN
Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m.: vs. Rhode Island, CBSSN
Feb. 15, 12:30 p.m.: at Massachusetts, NBCSN
Feb. 18, 8:30 p.m.: at VCU, CBSSN
Feb. 22: vs. Duquesne, Stadium
Feb. 25: at George Mason, Stadium
Feb. 28, 7 p.m.: Davidson, ESPN2
March 4, 9 p.m.: at Rhode Island, CBSSN
March 7: vs. George Washington, ESPN+