Probable Dayton starters
Josh Cunningham, 6-8, R-Sr., 13.8
Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, So., G, 13.1
Trey Landers, 6-5, Jr., G, 10.3
Ryan Mikesell, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 9.7
Jordan Davis, 6-2, So., G, 9.0
Probable Detroit Mercy starters
Antoine Davis, 6-1, Fr., G, 29.6
Josh McFolley, 6-1, Sr., G, 14.9
Derrien King, 6-7, G/F, Grad., 7.6
Chris Brandon, 6-7, Fr., F/G, 4.6
Marquis Moore, 6-6, Fr., G/F, 0.7
Series history: The Flyers lead 33-28. The teams last played on March 13, 2002. Dayton won 80-69 in the first round of the NIT at UD Arena. Former Cincinnati Bearcats guard Keith LeGree is an assistant on Davis' staff.
Coaches: Anthony Grant is 18-20 in his second season at Dayton. Mike Davis is in his first season as Detroit's coach.
Dayton lost 65-58 at home to No. 25 Mississippi State on Friday. Detroit lost 71-59 at Akron on Saturday.
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About Dayton: The Flyers have an 89 percent chance of winning this game, according to KenPom.com. The predicted score is 78-64. … Dayton ranks 100th in the Pomeroy ratings after starting the season 99th and climbing as high as 81st during the Battle 4 Atlantis. Detroit ranks 285th. It's the third-lowest non-conference opponent for Dayton ahead of No. 288 Presbyterian, which visits UD Arena on Dec. 22, and No. 350 Coppin State, which lost 76-46 at Dayton on Nov. 10. … Dayton ranks 291st in the country in free-throw percentage (64.5).
About Detroit Mercy: This is the third of nine straight games against teams from Ohio for the Titans. … Detroit ranks 46th in the country in 3-point defense. Teams shoot 29 percent against it. Dayton ranks 273rd in 3-point shooting. It shoots 30.2 percent from long range. … King played his first two seasons at Washington State before transferring to Detroit. He sat out last season. … Detroit won eight games in each of the last two seasons under coach Bacari Alexander, who was fired in March. In the previous eight seasons, the Titans were 130-132 under Ray McCallum. They won the Horizon League tournament in 2012 and played in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2012.
Looking ahead: Dayton plays at Auburn (Ala.) at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.