State Farm Arena, the home of the Atlanta Hawks, opened in 2018. Dayton last played in Atlanta on Nov. 20, 2013, beating Georgia Tech, then coached by former UD coach Brian Gregory, 82-72.
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Dayton is 0-3 against Mississippi State. The teams played a two-game series in 2017 and 2018. Dayton lost both games: 65-58 on Nov. 30, 2018, at UD Arena and 61-59 on Dec. 3, 2017, in Starkville, Miss.
The game against Mississippi State is one of at least two Dayton will play against teams from the Southeastern Conference. It will also play Mississippi in Chicago, according to a source.
A date for that game has not been announced. It could be part of the Chicago Legends event. Dayton played Northwestern at the United Center in 2016 as part of that event and played Colorado last season, losing both games.
Mississippi State finished 20-11 last season. It loses leading scorer Reggie Perry to the NBA Draft but expects to return four other starters.
Dayton is 6-0 against Ole Miss and swept a two-game series six years ago, winning 83-80 in overtime on Devin Oliver’s last-second 3-pointer in Oxford, Miss, on Jan. 3, 2014, and then 78-74 the next season at UD Arena.
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The Rebels finished 15-17 last season and graduated leading scorer Breein Tyree.
Dayton's non-conference schedule next season also includes a game Dec. 6 against Nevada in Reno, Nev. That game is part of a scheduling partnership between the Atlantic 10 Conference and the Mountain West Conference.
Dayton also will play in the Myrtle Beach Invitational in South Carolina on Nov. 19, 20 and 22. Possible opponents are Charlotte, Loyola, Missouri, Nebraska, Penn, Pittsburgh and Utah State.