Dayton will open 2022-23 season against OVC opponent

The Dayton Flyers will open the 2022-23 season on Nov. 7 at UD Arena against Lindenwood University, a program making the transition to NCAA Division I.

That was one of the bits of news revealed when UD released its complete 13-game non-conference schedule Wednesday. Most of the 13 games had already been announced or leaked by various reporters.

Lindenwood, a new member of the Ohio Valley Conference, won’t become a full-fledged Division I program until the 2026-27 season. It previously competed in the Great Lakes Valley Conference in NCAA Division II. The school is located in St. Charles, Mo.

The Lions finished 12-17 last season. They opened the season against two Division I opponents, losing 89-66 to Saint Louis and 85-40 to Northwestern.

The other news in the schedule release is:

• Dayton will play Division III Capital University, coached by former Flyer Damon Goodwin, in an exhibition game on Oct. 29. Dayton beat Capital 89-71 in an exhibition game before the 2018-19 season.

• Dayton will play Southeastern Louisiana, which finished 19-15 last season, on Dec. 3 at UD Arena. It ranked 259th in the NCAA Evaluation Tool. Dayton has never played Southeastern Louisiana.

• Dayton will play UNC Asheville on Dec. 10 at UD Arena. Dayton is 10-0 against the Big South Conference but has never played Asheville.

Asheville finished 17-15 last season and 8-8 in the South Division of the Big South. It ranked 217th in the NET. It returns four of its top five scorers.

• Dayton’s final non-conference game will take place Dec. 20 when it plays Alcorn State at UD Arena. Alcorn was 17-17 last season and ranked 262nd in the NET. This will be the second matchup between the programs. Dayton beat Alcorn 94-69 on Feb. 7, 1981.

Dayton’s 18-game Atlantic 10 Conference schedule will be announced at a later date as will times of most of the non-conference games.


Date, Opponent, Time, Location

Saturday, Oct. 29: Capital (Exh.), TBA, UD Arena

Monday, Nov. 7: Lindenwood, TBA, UD Arena

Friday, Nov. 11: SMU, TBA, UD Arena

Tuesday, Nov. 15: UNLV, TBA, Las Vegas, Nev.

Saturday, Nov. 19: Robert Morris, TBA, UD Arena

Wednesday, Nov. 23: Wisconsin (Battle 4 Atlantis), 2:30 p.m. Paradise Island, Bahamas

Thursday: Nov. 24: Kansas/NC State (Battle 4 Atlantis), TBA, Paradise Island, Bahamas

Friday, Nov. 25: Butler/BYU/Tennessee/USC (Battle 4 Atlantis), TBA, Paradise Island, Bahamas

Wednesday, Nov. 30: Western Michigan, TBA, UD Arena.

Saturday, Dec. 3: Southeastern Louisiana, TBA, UD Arena.

Wednesday, Dec. 7: Virginia Tech, TBA, Blacksburg, Va.

Saturday, Dec. 10: UNC Asheville, TBA, UD Arena.

Saturday, Dec. 17: Wyoming, TBA, Chicago, Ill.

Tuesday, Dec. 20: Alcorn State, TBA, UD Arena.

Wed.-Sun., March 8-12: Atlantic 10 tournament, TBA, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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