Last game: Dayton beat George Mason 74-65 on Saturday at UD Arena. Fordham lost 89-52 at La Salle on Saturday.
Coaches: Anthony Grant is 69-33 in four seasons at Dayton. Jeff Neubauer is 60-99 in six seasons at Fordham.
Probable Dayton starters
Name, Ht., Class, Pos., Avg.
Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, Sr., G, 18.7
Mustapha Amzil, 6-10, Fr., F, 18.5
Ibi Watson, 6-5, R-Sr., G, 16.4
Jordy Tshimanga, 6-11, R-Sr., C, 6.9
Koby Brea, 6-6, Fr., G, 1.5
Probable Fordham starters
Joel Soriano, 6-11, So., F, 14.0
Ty Perry, 6-3, Jr., G, 7.0
Chris Austin, 6-4, So., G, 4.5
Jalen Cobb, 6-1, Jr., G, 4.5
Josh Navarro, 5-10, Sr., G, 5.0
About Dayton: KenPom.com gives Dayton a 83 percent chance of winning this game and predicts a 68-57 score. ... Crutcher has 1,301 points after scoring 45 points in the first two A-10 games. He passed Ed Young (1,256), Scoochie Smith (1,273), Marcus Johnson (1,286) to move into 27th place in school history. ... Dayton played George Mason with seven scholarship players. Luke Frazier remains sidelined after undergoing an appendectomy in December. Grant said in mid-December he would miss at least a month. Rodney Chatman missed the game with a hand injury he suffered in the previous game against La Salle, and Grant said he would be reevaluated this week. R.J. Blakney and Elijah Weaver missed the first two A-10 games with undisclosed injuries. Grant said Saturday he had no idea how long both would be out. “We’ll find out as we get closer to (Tuesday’s) game,” he said.
About Fordham: The Rams cancelled all six non-conference games because of COVID-19 issues within the program and opened the season Dec. 30 with a 71-47 loss at home to George Washington. ... Fordham finished 9-22 and 2-16 in the A-10 last season. It was its fourth straight losing season and 13th losing season in the last 14 years. ... Chuba Ohams, a redshirt senior forward who led the team with 11.0 points per game last season before suffering a season-ending knee injury in January, did not play in the first two games and will be out of action until at least early February, according to a report by Jon Rothstein, of CBS Sports.
Looking ahead: Dayton plays at Davidson (5-4, 1-1) at 9 p.m. Friday.
Dayton vs. George Mason: Highlights from last five minutes on Jan. 2, 2020