Series history: This is the first meeting. Dayton is 7-2 against the Sun Belt Conference. Both losses were to Louisiana-Lafayette in the 1970s. Dayton has since won seven straight games against the conference.
Coaches: Anthony Grant is 4-5 as Dayton head coach. His career record in 10 seasons is 197-115. Ron Hunter is 130-77 in his seventh season at Georgia State. He's a Chaminade Julienne graduate who played at Miami University. He coached 13 seasons at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. His career mark at both IUPUI and Georgia State is 351-256. He is the all-time leader in wins at both schools.
Last games: Dayton lost 78-70 at home to Penn on Saturday. Georgia State beat Point University, a NAIA program, 90-70 on Tuesday.
About Dayton: KenPom.com gives Dayton a 66 percent chance of winning and predicts a 65-61 score. … Antetokounmpo has 15 blocks, the second most in school history through nine games. Steve McElvene had 19 in his first nine games. … Opponents shot 43.2 percent from 3-point range (32 of 74) in the last three games. … Cunningham set a school record with 22 straight made field goals in the last three games. Sean Finn set the previous mark of 18 in 2002-03. … Dayton ranks 19th in the country in two-point field-goal percentage (57.9), 226th in 3-point percentage (33.5) and 162nd in free-throw percentage (71.1).
About Georgia State: The Panthers finished second in the Sun Belt Conference last season and were picked to finish second in the preseason poll behind Texas-Arlington. Simonds was the conference's freshman of the year last season. … Georgia State is located in Atlanta. It beat another Atlanta school, Georgia Tech, 65-58 in an exhibition game in November. … Thomas is from Norwalk, Ohio. Jordan Tyson, a junior forward, is from Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati. He played his first two seasons at St. Bonaventure.
Next game: Dayton plays Saint Mary's (8-2) at 10 p.m. Tuesday in Moraga, Calif.