Who: Dayton (11-5, 3-0) at Virginia Commonwealth (11-5, 2-1)
When: 8 p.m., Wednesday
Where: Siegel Center, Richmond, Va.
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., 15.9
Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, So., G, 13.6
Jordan Davis, 6-2, So., G, 10.8
Trey Landers, 6-5, Jr., G, 10.6
Ryan Mikesell, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 8.2
Probable VCU starters
De’Riante Jenkins, 6-5, Jr., G, 11.3
Marcus Evans, 6-2, R-Jr., G, 13.5
Sean Mobley, 6-8, So., F, 4.2
Marcus Santos-Silva, 6-7, So., F, 8.6
Isaac Vann, 6-6, R-Jr., F, 11.0
MORE ON GAME: Grant calls it a ‘challenging week’ for Dayton
Series history: VCU leads 9-5 and 6-4 since entering the A-10 in 2012-13 season. Dayton is 1-3 at the Siegel Center. VCU won two of three games last season against Dayton.
Coaches: Anthony Grant is 25-22 in his second season at Dayton. Mike Rhoades is 29-20 in his second season at VCU.
Last game: Dayton beat Massachusetts 72-67 on Sunday at UD Arena. VCU lost 64-57 at Davidson on Saturday.
About Dayton: Dayton has an 34 percent chance of winning this game, according to KenPom.com , which predicts a 67-62 score. … Dayton has shot 50 percent from 3-point range (21 of 42) in the last two games, improving its season percentage from 30.9 to 33.4. Crutcher ranks fifth in the A-10 in 3-point accuracy (41.2 percent). … After topping 70 percent from the 3-point line in five straight games, Dayton has shot below 65 percent in the last three games. … Dayton had seven turnovers, its third-lowest total of the season, against UMass.
About VCU: The Rams have three victories over teams rated in the top 100 of the Pomeroy rankings: No. 72 Temple, No. 83 Hofstra and No. 29 Texas. They suffered their worst loss at home to No. 111 Charleston on Dec. 15. … VCU overcame an 18-point first-half deficit to win its A-10 opener at home against La Salle and blew a 10-point lead with eight minutes to play in its loss at Davidson. … Evans is a transfer from Rice who sat out last season and overcame an Achilles tendon tear in the offseason. … VCU is one of the nation’s worst 3-point shooting teams, ranking 336th (28.9 percent), but has one of the nation’s top 3-point defenses. Opponents shoot 27.1 percent from long range. That ranks fifth in the country.
Looking ahead: Dayton plays at Saint Bonaventure (6-10, 2-1) at 4:30 p.m. Saturday (NBC Sports Network).
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