Dayton vs. Davidson: What you need to know about Friday’s game

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Dayton vs. Davidson: Highlights from last four minutes

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Flyers have won three straight games in the series

Who: Dayton (5-3, 1-2) at Davidson (6-4, 2-1)

Where: Belk Arena, Davidson, N.C.

When: 9 p.m., Friday

TV/Radio: ESPN2/1290, 95.7 WHIO

Series: The series is tied 5-5. Dayton has won three straight games in the series: 65-64 in 2018 at UD Arena; 74-73 at Davidson in 2019; and 82-67 last season at UD Arena. Davidson last beat Dayton 73-67 in the A-10 tournament in 2017.

Explore» FORDHAM GAME: Grant takes blame for stunning loss

Last game: Dayton lost 55-54 at Fordham on Tuesday. Davison won 61-48 at Duquesne on Tuesday.

Coaches: Anthony Grant is 69-34 in four seasons at Dayton. Bob McKillop is 600-368 in 32 seasons at Davidson. He became the 40th Division I head coach to reach the 600-win milestone Tuesday. He ranks 17th among active head coaches in career victories.

Probable Dayton starters

Name, Ht., Class, Pos., Avg.

Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, Sr., G, 18.1

Mustapha Amzil, 6-10, Fr., F, 15.7

Ibi Watson, 6-5, R-Sr., G, 15.3

Jordy Tshimanga, 6-11, R-Sr., C, 6.6

Koby Brea, 6-6, Fr., G, 2.7

Probable Davidson starters

Kellan Grady, 6-5, Sr., G, 16.3

Carter Collins, 6-3, Sr., G, 14.1

Hyunjung Lee, 6-7, So., G, F, 16.9

Luka Brajkovic, 6-10, Jr., F, 8.5

Sam Mennenga, 6-9, R-Fr., F, 6.8

About Dayton: KenPom.com gives Dayton a 38 percent chance of winning this game and predicts a 68-57 score. ... In his second appearance of the season and first since missing two games with an injury, junior guard Elijah Weaver scored four points on 2-of-6 shooting in 18 minutes Tuesday. He was 0-for-3 from 3-point range. ... Tshimanga grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds Tuesday. His previous high was 12 against Southern Methodist on Dec. 5. ... Dayton shot 17.4 percent (4 of 23) from 3-point range against Fordham. That was its worst percentage since it made 15 percent (3 of 20) in 72-48 victory against Richmond on Jan. 6, 2019.

Explore» INJURY NEWS: Chatman out 6-8 weeks

About Davidson: Freshman forward Grant Huffman is a friend of Dayton freshman guard Luke Frazier, who remains sidelined after undergoing an appendectomy in December. Both are from the Cleveland area. Huffman has played in all 10 games, averaging 2.4 points in 11.4 minutes per game. ... Davidson shoots 3-pointers more often than any team in the conference. It has made 94 of 262 and ranks third in the A-10 in percentage (35.9). Lee ranks fourth in the A-10 in 3-point shooting percentage (30 of 59, 50.8). ... Grady has scored 1,789 points in his career. He ranks ninth in school history.

Looking ahead: Dayton plays Duquesne (2-3, 1-2) at 7 p.m. Wednesday at UD Arena.

In Other News