Video: Dayton's cold start as it falls behind 10-0 at Saint Louis
Photo: David Jablonski - Staff Writer
Photo: David Jablonski - Staff Writer

LISTEN on WHIO Radio: Dayton takes on Saint Louis tonight at 7 p.m.

Billikens won two of three games against Flyers last season

Who: No. 13 Dayton (15-2, 4-0) at Saint Louis (14-3, 3-1)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis, Mo.

LISTEN: News 1290 and 95.7 WHIO

Probable Dayton starters

Obi Toppin, 6-9, R-So., F, 19.5

Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, Jr., G, 13.3

Trey Landers, 6-5, Sr., G, 11.1

Ryan Mikesell, 6-7, R-Sr., F, 10.4

Rodney Chatman, 6-1, R-Jr., G, 8.7

Probable Saint Louis starters

Jordan Goodwin, 6-3, Jr., G, 16.1

Hasahn French, 6-7, Jr., F, 12.9

Demarius Jacobs, 6-2, So., G, 7.4

Yuri Collins, 6-0, Fr., G, 4.9

Jimmy Bell Jr., 6-10, Fr., F, 4.2

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Video: David Jablonski - Staff Writer

Last game: Dayton beat Virginia Commonwealth 79-65 on Tuesday at UD Arena. Saint Louis beat Richmond 74-58 on Saturday in Virginia.

Series history: Dayton leads 34-28. The Billikens won two of three games last season, beating Dayton 73-60 in St. Louis and 64-55 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament. Dayton won the middle game, 70-62 at UD Arena.

Coaches: Anthony Grant is 50-31 in his third season at Dayton. Travis Ford is 66-53 in his fourth season at Saint Louis.

About Dayton: Dayton has an 74 percent chance of winning this game, according to, which predicts an 73-65 score. … With 20 points Tuesday, Crutcher moved into 56th place in the Dayton record book in career scoring with 930 points. He passed George Janky, Kevin Dillard, Dan Sadlier, Yuanta Holland and Tom Hatton. He’s one spot behind Bucky Bockhorn. In addition to Crutcher, Toppin (807), Landers (807) and Mikesell (760) all now rank in the top 80 in career scoring. … Ibi Watson averages 11.5 points off the bench and has scored in double figures in the last four games.

About Saint Louis: The Billikens lost their third-leading scorer, freshman guard Gibson Jimerson, for the season when he injured his foot in practice Dec. 16. He averaged 10.8 points in 10 games. … As of Tuesday, fewer than 600 tickets remained for this game, according to Stu Durando, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. … Bell played a season-high 27 minutes and scored a season-high 10 points against Richmond. … Goodwin won the A-10 Player of the Week award after averaging 23.0 points on 17-of-29 shooting last week in victories against George Washington and Richmond. … Goodwin and French are the only teammates in the country both averaging double-doubles. Goodwin averages 10.5 rebounds. French averages 10.2.

Looking ahead: Dayton plays St. Bonaventure at 7 p.m. Wednesday at UD Arena.

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