Dayton at Saint Louis: What you need to know about Tuesday’s game

Billikens bring four-game losing streak into game

Who: Dayton (15-7, 7-2) at Saint Louis (14-8, 5-4)

When: 9 p.m., Tuesday

Where: Chaifetz Arena, Saint Louis, Mo.

TV/Radio: CBS Sports Network/AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO

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Probable Dayton starters

Josh Cunningham, 6-8, R-Sr., 14.3

Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, So., G, 13.1

Jordan Davis, 6-2, So., G, 10.6

Trey Landers, 6-5, Jr., G, 9.5

Ryan Mikesell, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 9.3

Probable Saint Louis starters

Jordan Goodwin, 6-3, So., G, 10.4
Tramaine Isabell Jr., 6-1, Sr., G, 10.5
Javon Bess, 6-6, Sr., G, 15.8
D.J. Foreman, 6-8, Sr., F, 5.7
Hasahn French, 6-7, So., F, 9.3

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Series history: Dayton leads 33-26 and has won eight of the last nine games. The teams split two games last season. Saint Louis won 75-65 at Chaifetz Arena. Dayton won 53-50 at UD Arena. This is the first of two meetings this season. They play again at 4 p.m. Feb. 23 at UD Arena.

Coaches: Anthony Grant is 29-24 in his second season at Dayton. Travis Ford is 43-45 in his third season at Saint Louis.

Last game: Dayton beat Duquesne 68-64 on Saturday at UD Arena. Saint Louis lost 65-54 at Rhode Island on Saturday.

About Dayton: Dayton has an 50 percent chance of winning this game, according to , which predicts a 66-65 score. … Redshirt freshman forward Obi Toppin ranks second on the team with 13.5 points per game. Dwayne Cohill averages 3.6 points per game off the bench. … Dayton is tied for second in the Atlantic 10 with George Mason. They trail Davidson by a half game and lead Virginia Commonwealth by a half game. Saint Louis is tied for sixth.

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About Saint Louis: The Billikens rank 130th in the Pomeroy ratings. Dayton ranks 74th. Saint Louis ranks 122nd in the NET (NCAA Evaluation Tool). Dayton is 89th. … Saint Louis ranks 349th out of 353 teams in free-throw percentage (60.0). Dayton ranks 261st (67.9). … Saint Louis ranks 34th in the country in defensive efficiency and 42nd in field-goal percentage defense. … In A-10 games, Dayton leads the conference with 73.0 points per game. Saint Louis ranks 13th with 65.3. In points allowed, Saint Louis ranks third (64.0), and Dayton is sixth (65.6). … Bess is a transfer from Michigan State. He's from Gahanna, Ohio. Foreman is a transfer from Rutgers. Isabell Jr. is a grad transfer from Drexel.

Looking ahead: Dayton plays Rhode Island at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Ryan Center in Kingston, R.I. TV: CBS Sports Network.

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