Preview: Dayton Flyers at Mississippi State Bulldogs

Dayton, Mississippi State meet for first time since 1975

Who: Dayton (3-3) at Mississippi State (6-0)

When: 8 p.m. Sunday

Where: Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, Miss.

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

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Probable Dayton starters

Darrell Davis, 6-5, Sr., G, 19.7 points per game

John Crosby, 6-3, Jr., G, 5.0

Trey Landers, 6-5, So., G, 7.3

Josh Cunningham, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 14.3

Kostas Antetokounmpo, 6-10, R-Fr., F, 5.7

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Probable Mississippi State starters

Tyson Carter, 6-4, So., G, 15.0

Nick Weatherspoon, 6-2, Fr., G, 12.0

Aric Holman, 6-10, Jr., F, 11.5

Quinndary Weatherspoon, 6-4, Jr., G, 12.2

Abdul Ado, 6-11, R-Fr., F, 8.4

Series history: Mississippi State leads 1-0. The Bulldogs won the only meeting 56-54 on Dec. 19, 1975, at UD Arena.

Coaches: Anthony Grant is 3-3 as Dayton head coach. His career record in 10 seasons is 196-113. Ben Howland is 36-33 in his third season at Mississippi State. Howland previously coached at Northern Arizona, Pittsburgh and UCLA.

Last games: Dayton lost 73-60 to Auburn on Wednesday at UD Arena. Mississippi State beat North Dakota State 83-59 on Thursday in Starkville.

About Dayton: gives Dayton a 22 percent chance of winning and predicts a 73-65 score. … Dayton has won 15 of its last 19 games against the Southeastern Conference. It had a six-game winning streak snapped by Auburn. In the previous three seasons, the Flyers were 1-2 in road games against the SEC with a loss at Arkansas followed by victories at Vanderbilt and Alabama. … Dayton’s only victories this season are against Mid-American Conference teams: Ball State, Ohio and Akron. … Kostas Antetokounmpo has 11 blocks, the most in school history through 11 games. … Freshman point guard Jalen Crutcher has 12 assists and one turnover in the last three games. He played a season-high 34 minutes against Auburn.

About Mississippi State: Carter scored a career-high 35 points Thursday. He made 6 of 10 3-pointers. … Quinndary Weatherspoon was named to the All-SEC preseason second team. He ranked 78th overall in the class of 2016, according to His brother Nick is one of three freshmen on the roster. Nick ranked as the fifth-best point guard in the class of 2017, according to ESPN. He’s averaging 12.0 points per game. … The Bulldogs have seven players from Mississippi on their roster.

Next game: Dayton plays Tennessee Tech at 7 p.m. Wednesday (Spectrum Sports).

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