Dayton to play Missouri Valley Conference team for second straight season

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The Dayton Flyers and Indiana State Sycamores men’s basketball programs announced Wednesday they will play Dec. 2 at UD Arena.

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It's the second straight season the teams have played. Dayton beat Indiana State 86-81 in the season opener last season at UD Arena. That was the first matchup between the programs. Indiana State finished 18-12 last season.

Dayton is 50-40 against the Missouri Valley Conference. Prior to the game against Indiana State last season, it last played an MVC team in the regular season in 2013 when it lost 81-75 at Illinois State. Illinois State beat Dayton 74-73 a year earlier at UD Arena.

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With this game on the schedule, here’s how Dayton’s non-conference schedule looks at this point. More games will be announced at a future date.

Nov. 19: First round of Myrtle Beach Invitational. Possible opponents:  Charlotte, Loyola, Missouri, Nebraska, Penn, Pittsburgh and Utah State.

Nov. 20: Second game in Myrtle Beach Invitational; opponent TBA.

Nov. 22:  Final game in Myrtle Beach Invitational; opponent TBA.

Nov. 29: Southern Methodist at Dayton.

Dec. 2: Indiana State at Dayton.

Dec. 6: Dayton vs. Nevada in Reno.

Dec. 12: Dayton vs. Mississippi State in Atlanta.

Dec. 19: Mississippi at Dayton.

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