Watch: Turnovers doom Dayton Flyers in loss to Rhode Island
Third sellout: A crowd of 13,350 watched the game Saturday. It was the third sellout of the season, following the Ball State and Penn games, and the 119th in UD Arena history.
Dayton has averaged 12,932 fans in the first 11 home games. That’s down from 13,018 last season when the program set the UD Arena single-season attendance record.
Dayton’s record in front of sellouts is 73-46. It has lost two of three games this season but has won 16 of its last 20 games. Rhode Island also beat Dayton in front of a full house in 2016.
Next game: The Flyers play Davidson (10-6, 5-1) at 7 p.m. Tuesday at UD Arena. The Wildcats beat St. Bonaventure 83-73 on Friday at Davidson. They have won five straight games in conference play since losing their opener 69-58 at Richmond.
The Davidson game marks the return of former Dayton assistant coach Kevin Kuwik to UD Arena. Davidson hired Kuwik on Aug. 7 as the director of basketball operations.
Postgame press conference: Dayton's Anthony Grant after losing to Rhode Island
Around the A-10: St. Joseph's (9-9, 4-3) followed its 81-65 victory over Dayton on Wednesday with a 68-46 victory at home against Fordham on Saturday.
Virginia Commonwealth (12-8, 4-3) ended a two-game losing streak with an 87-63 victory at home against George Washington (9-11, 2-5).
Richmond (6-13, 4-3) has won three in a row since losing 87-81 to Dayton. The Spiders beat La Salle 81-74 on Saturday in Virginia. La Salle fell to 8-12 and 2-5 in the A-10.
Saint Louis (10-10, 3-4) moved into a three-way tie for eighth place with Dayton and Massachusetts (10-10, 3-4) with a 66-47 victory at UMass.