Probable Dayton starters
Darrell Davis, 6-5, Sr., G, 16.8
Josh Cunningham, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 16.1
Trey Landers, 6-5, So., G, 9.0
Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, Fr., G, 7.9
Jordan Davis, 6-2, Fr., G, 7.8
Probable Saint Louis starters
D.J. Foreman, 6-8, R-Jr., F, 7.2
Hasahn French, 6-7, Fr., F, 8.0
Jordan Goodwin, 6-3, Fr., G, 11.5
Javon Bess, 6-6, R-Jr., G/F, 13.1
Davell Roby, 6-4, Sr., G, 11.6
Series history: Dayton leads the series 32-25. The Flyers have won seven straight games. Last season Dayton won 67-46 at UD Arena and 85-63 in St. Louis. Saint Louis last beat Dayton 67-59 on Jan. 11, 2014.
Coaches: Anthony Grant is 10-10 as Dayton head coach. His career record in 10 seasons is 203-120. Travis Ford is 22-32 in his second season at Saint Louis. His career record at four schools is 300-258. Ford and Grant coached against each other in 2010 and 2011 when Ford was at Oklahoma State and Grant was at Alabama. Oklahoma State won the first game 68-60. Grant won the second one 69-62.
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Last games: On Tuesday, Dayton beat Davidson 65-64 at UD Arena. On Wednesday, Saint Louis lost 75-74 in overtime at home to Virginia Commonwealth.
About Dayton: KenPom.com
gives Dayton a 40 percent chance of winning and predicts a 66-63 score. … Since Jan. 1, Dayton is shooting 67.4 percent from 2-point range. That's the best percentage in the nation during that span. Dayton has topped 60 percent in three of the last five games. … Dayton ranks second to last in the A-10 in 3-point field-goal percentage defense (37.2). Saint Louis ranks seventh (34.9).
About Saint Louis: The two freshman starters were among the top-100 recruits in the class of 2017. Goodwin ranked 55th, according to ESPN, and French ranked 90th. … The Billikens have two victories over teams ranked in the top 60 of the Pomeroy rankings: No. 49 Virginia Tech and No. 55 Murray State. In A-10 play, Saint Louis has victories against Richmond, Duquesne and Massachusetts and losses to La Salle, Davidson, Rhode Island, George Mason and Virginia Commonwealth. … Saint Louis leads the A-10 in rebounding margin (plus 3.5). Dayton ranks 10th (minus 0.7). … Foreman and Bess each scored 20 against VCU.
Next game: Dayton plays at Massachusetts at 2 p.m. Feb. 3 (TV: Spectrum Sports).