Dayton to play in front of first sellout crowd of 2018-19 season

No. 25 Mississippi State plays at UD Arena at 7 p.m. Friday

The University of Dayton announced Thursday its men's basketball game vs. No. 25 Mississippi State at 7 p.m. Friday is sold out.

It’s the first sellout of the season for the Dayton Flyers. The game will be televised on the CBS Sports Network.

This will be the 122nd sellout in the 49-year history of UD Arena. There were five sellouts last season, and the Flyers were 3-2 in those games.

This season, because of renovations at UD Arena, the attendance for a sellout will be 13,174. Last season, the number was 13,350. Prior to the beginning of the three-year renovation project, the number was 13,455.

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Prior to last season, Dayton had won five sold-out games in a row and 15 of the last 17.

The Flyers are 4-2. This is their first game since they finished fourth in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament. The Bulldogs, who are playing at UD Arena for the first time since 1975, are 5-1. Dayton lost 61-59 at Mississippi State last season.

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