Dayton vs. Tulsa: What you need to know about today’s game

Teams meet in the Basketball Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase

Who: Dayton (5-4) vs. Tulsa (8-3)

What: Basketball Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase

When: 3:30 p.m. Sunday

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Ct.

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

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Probable Dayton starters

Josh Cunningham, 6-8, R-Sr., 14.7

Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, So., G, 13.2

Trey Landers, 6-5, Jr., G, 9.8

Ryan Mikesell, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 10.3

Jordan Davis, 6-2, So., G, 9.4

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Probable Tulsa starters

DaQuan Jeffries, 6-5, Sr., G/F, 13.2

Martins Igbanu, 6-8, Jr., F, 12.1

Sterling Taplin, 6-1, Sr., G, 9.7

Curran Scott, 6-4, R-Jr., G, 7.2

Lawson Korita, 6-5, Jr., G, 6.6

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Series history: Tulsa leads 2-0. Tulsa won 63-60 on Nov. 22, 1985, at Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati and 84-71 in the first round of the 2003 NCAA tournament in Spokane, Wash.

Coaches: Anthony Grant is 19-21 in his second season at Dayton. Tulsa's Frank Haith is 85-55 in his fifth season.

Last game: Dayton lost 82-72 at No. 8 Auburn on Saturday. Tulsa beat New Orleans 70-60 on Thursday.

About Dayton: The Flyers have a 62 percent chance of winning this game, according to KenPom., which predicts a score of 71-68. … Dayton is 2-5 on neutral courts in the last two seasons. … Obi Toppin leads Dayton reserves with 12.1 points per game. … Mikesell has made 8 of 16 3-pointers in the last three games after making 1 of 5 in the three games at the Battle 4 Atlantis. … Cunningham has 915 career points, including 655 in three seasons at Dayton. At his current pace, he will hit the 1,000-point mark Jan. 9 against George Washington.

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About Tulsa: Scott played his freshman season at Charlotte. Tulsa also has Saint Louis transfer Zeke Moore and other transfers from UTEP and Nebraska on its roster. … Tulsa ranks 250th in the country in 3-point percentage (31.5). Dayton ranks 155th (34.7). Tulsa ranks 72nd in the country in 2-point percentage (54.7). Dayton ranks 18th (57.5). … Six of Tulsa's victories are against teams ranked below 200 in the Pomeroy rankings. Dayton has four victories against teams ranked below 190.

Other games: In the first game of the Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase, Rhode Island (4-3) plays West Virginia (6-3) at 1 p.m. Quinnipiac (4-4) plays Drexel (5-5) at 6 p.m.

Looking ahead: Dayton plays Western Michigan at 7 p.m. Wednesday at UD Arena and plays Presbyterian at 2 p.m. Dec. 22 at UD Arena.

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