Richmond at Dayton: What you need to know about Sunday’s game

Flyers open A-10 play against the only team they beat on the road last season

Who: Richmond (6-7) at Dayton (8-5)

When: Noon, Sunday

Where: UD Arena

TV/Radio: NBC Sports Network/AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO

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Probable Dayton starters

Josh Cunningham, 6-8, R-Sr., 16.0

Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, So., G, 14.1

Trey Landers, 6-5, Jr., G, 10.5

Jordan Davis, 6-2, So., G, 9.7

Ryan Mikesell, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 8.7

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Probable Richmond starters

Grant Golden, 6-10, R-So., F, 19.5

Jacob Gilyard, 5-9, So., G, 14.9

Nathan Cayo, 6-7, So., F, 11.9

Jake Wojcik, 6-4, Fr., G, 8.7

Julius Johnson, 6-3, Sr., G, 4.1

Series history: Dayton leads 18-9. The Flyers have won six straight games in the series and won 87-81 at Richmond last season. That was Dayton's only road victory of the season.

Coaches: Anthony Grant is 22-22 in his second season at Dayton. Chris Mooney is 243-202 in 14 seasons at Richmond.

Last game: Dayton beat Georgia Southern 94-90 on Dec. 29. Richmond beat South Alabama 91-82 on Dec. 29.

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About Dayton: Dayton has a 83 percent chance of winning this game, according to , which predicts an 77-66 score. … Dayton ranks 77th in the Pomeroy ratings. Richmond ranks 183rd. Dayton ranks 68th in the NET (NCAA Evaluation Tool). Richmond ranks 213th. … Dayton is 7-1 at UD Arena. … The Flyers are shooting 59 percent from the field in their last three games. … Crutcher ranks second in the A-10 in assists (5.9), fourth in 3-point shooting percentage (43.8), third in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.5) and fifth in minutes played (35.5). … Dayton shot 76 percent from the free-throw line in six December games after shooting 64.5 percent in seven November games. Opponents shot 36.3 percent from 3-point range in December after shooting 32.5 in November.

About Richmond: The Spiders lost their third-leading scorer, junior guard Nick Sherod, to an ACL tear in November. He averaged 12.7 points in six games. … Richmond was picked to finish 10th in the A-10 preseason poll. It tied for fifth last season at 9-9 and finished 12-20 overall. It was the program's worst season since 2006-07 when it was 8-22. … Golden was named to the A-10 preseason first team. He has increased his scoring average from 15.6 to 19.5 and shared the A-10 Player of the Week honor this week with Cunningham after scoring 22 points against South Alabama.

Looking ahead: Dayton plays at George Washington at 7 p.m. Wednesday (TV: ESPN+).

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