The Dayton Flyers will play Butler in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis, according to a report Monday by Jon Rothstein.
The tournament, which will be held Nov. 21-23 on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, also features first-round matchups between Virginia and Middle Tennessee State, Florida and Oklahoma and Wisconsin and Stanford.
» TOUGH FIELD: A look at the teams in the Battle 4 Atlantis
Butler leads the all-time series against Dayton 13-10 and has won the last six meetings. The teams last played in 2013, the one season Butler played in the Atlantic 10 after it left the Horizon League and before it moved to the Big East. Butler won 79-73 at UD Arena and 73-67 in the A-10 tournament in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Dayton’s last victory came in 1991, 116-98 at UD Arena.
» RECRUITING: UD coaches all over the map in July
Butler finished 21-14 last season, the first for head coach LaVall Jordan. The Bulldogs appeared in the NCAA tournament for the fourth season in a row and 10th time in 12 seasons. They beat Arkansas 79-62 in the first round before losing 76-73 to Purdue.
Butler lost senior Kelan Martin, a 2,047-point career scorer. Its top returning scorer is junior guard Kamar Baldwin (15.7 points per game). The team has two seniors: guard Paul Jorgenson (10.2) and center Nate Fowler (5.9).
With the report of Dayton playing Butler, here are the known games on the non-conference schedule:
Nov. 7: North Florida at Dayton
Nov. 21: Dayton vs. Butler
Nov. 22: Battle 4 Atlantis.
Nov. 23: Battle 4 Atlantis.
Nov. 30: Mississippi State at Dayton.
Dec. 8: Dayton at Auburn (reported by Rothstein).
Dec. 16: Dayton vs. Tulsa at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
Dec. 22: Presbyterian at Dayton
Thank you for reading the Dayton Daily News and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.
Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Dayton Daily News. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.