Preview: Winthrop Eagles at Dayton Flyers

Teams meet for first time since 2014

Who: Winthrop (4-2) at Dayton (4-2)

When: 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: UD Arena

TV/Radio: FS Ohio; AM 1290, News 95.7 WHIO.

Probable Dayton starters

Scoochie Smith, 6-2, Sr., G, 14.8

Kyle Davis, 6-0, Sr., G, 6.7

Charles Cooke, 6-5, sr., G, 19.7

Sam Miller, 6-9, So., F, 9.2

Ryan Mikesell, 6-7, So., F, 7.2

Probable Winthrop starters

Xavier Cooks, 6-8, Jr., F, 17.8

Anders Broman, 6-2, Jr., G, 7.8

Bjorn Broman, 6-0, So., G, 6.3

Duby Okeke, 6-8, Jr., C, 4.5

Keon Johnson, 6-7, Sr., G, 16.2

Series history: Dayton leads 3-0. The Flyers won the last meeting 81-47 on Jan. 1, 2014, at UD Arena.

Coaches: Dayton's Archie Miller is 119-57 in his sixth season. Pat Kelsey, a 1998 Xavier grad, is 80-54 in his fifth season.

About Dayton: The Flyers have won two straight games. They are 1-1 at home. This is the first of three straight home games. They play six of seven games at UD Arena in December. … Dayton's senior class has won 82 games. The school record is 97 wins in a four-year period. … Cooke and Smith have scored in double figures in all six games. Miller has scored in double figures three times. … Cooke and Smith lead the team in minutes played her game (31.0 and 30.7, respectively). … gives Dayton an 87 percent chance of winning and predicts an 80-67 score. It predicts Dayton will finish 22-8 in the regular season. … Dayton ranks sixth in the country in steal percentage (steals divided by defensive possessions). It has 37 steals, 15 more than its opponents.

About Winthrop: The Eagles have four players from Ohio and three from Cincinnati. Johnson is from Mansfield. Senior guard Hunter Sadlon is from Turpin High School. Junior forward Mitch Hill is from Sycamore. Forward Joshua Davenport, the team's leading scorer off the bench (7.5 points per game), is from Moeller. … Winthrop finished 23-9 last season, its third straight winning season. It played in the NCAA tournament five times in six years (2005-10). … Anders Broman hit a 3-pointer with 1.4 seconds left to give Winthrop a 58-57 overtime victory over Furman on Wednesday. Cooks led Winthrop with 14 points. Winthrop made 1 of its first 13 shots from the field.

Looking ahead: Dayton hosts Saint Joseph's College, a Division II school from Indiana, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, and then plays East Tennessee State at 2 p.m. Dec. 10.