Preview: Dayton Flyers to host Auburn Tigers on Wednesday

Flyers lead all-time series against Auburn 4-0

Who: Auburn (4-1) at Dayton (3-2)

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

Where: UD Arena

TV/Radio: CBS Sports Network; AM 1290, News 95.7 WHIO

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Probable Dayton starters

Darrell Davis, 6-5, Sr., G, 20.0 points per game

John Crosby, 6-3, Jr., G, 6.0

Jordan Davis, 6-2, Fr., G, 7.4

Josh Cunningham, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 16.0

Kostas Antetokounmpo, 6-10, R-Fr., F, 6.2

Probable Auburn starters

Horace Spencer, 6-8, Jr., F, 3.0

Desean Murray, 6-3, Jr., F, 12.2

Jared Harper, 5-10, So., G, 10.6

Bryce Brown, 6-3, Jr., G, 18.8

Mustapha Heron, 6-5, So., G, 16.4

Series history: Dayton leads 4-0. Dayton won 85-71 in 1965 in New Orleans, 106-63 in 1972 at UD Arena, 60-59 in 2008 in Chicago and 73-63 in 2012 in Charleston, S.C.

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Coaches: Anthony Grant is 3-2 as Dayton head coach. His career record in 10 seasons is 196-112. Auburn's Bruce Pearl is 48-55 in his fourth season. His career record in 23 seasons is 510-200.

Last games: Dayton beat Akron 73-60 on Saturday at UD Arena. Auburn beat Winthrop 119-85 on Friday at home.

About Dayton: gives Dayton a 39 percent chance of winning this game and predicts a 78-75 score. … Dayton has won 16 straight games at home. … Sophomore guard Trey Landers (ankle) and junior forward Xeyrius Williams (back) are listed as day to day by Grant. Their status won't be known until close to game time. … Cunningham has 18 offensive rebounds, almost half of the team's total of 40. … Darrell Davis ranks fourth in the A-10 in scoring. … Dayton's 3-point shooting percentage has climbed in every game (25.0, 27.3, 34.5, 36.4 and 42.9).

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About Auburn: The Tigers are tied with Kentucky for most underclassmen in the nation. They have one senior. … Auburn was picked to finish ninth out of 14 teams in the SEC. Heron was an All-SEC second team preseason pick. … Auburn ranked 82nd in the RPI last season. That was a big improvement from Pearl's first two seasons (132 in 2015 and 160 in 2016). In the four seasons before Pearl's arrival, the program's average RPI was 202. … Freshman forward Chuma Okeke (8.8 points per game) ranked 44th in the class of 2017, according to … Former Virginia Commonwealth guard Samir Doughty is sitting out this season after transferring to Auburn.

Next game: Dayton plays at Mississippi State at 8 p.m. Sunday in Starkville, Miss. Auburn hosts George Mason at 2 p.m. Sunday.

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