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Dayton Flyers vs. Saint Louis: Everything you need to know about Saturday’s game

Published: Friday, February 07, 2020 @ 9:40 AM

Highlights: Dayton Flyers make six 3s in four minutes to rally vs. Saint Louis

Who: Saint Louis (17-6, 6-4) at No. 6 Dayton (20-2, 9-0)

When: 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: UD Arena

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TV/Radio: CBS Sports Network; 1290 and 95.7 WHIO

Probable Dayton starters

Obi Toppin, 6-9, R-So., F, 19.7

Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, Jr., G, 14.3

Trey Landers, 6-5, Sr., G, 11.3

Ryan Mikesell, 6-7, R-Sr., F, 9.3

Rodney Chatman, 6-1, R-Jr., G, 8.0

Probable Saint Louis starters

Jordan Goodwin, 6-3, Jr., G, 15.0

Hasahn French, 6-7, Jr., F, 12.2

Demarius Jacobs, 6-2, So., G, 7.1

Yuri Collins, 6-0, Fr., G, 5.5

Jimmy Bell Jr., 6-10, Fr., F, 3.3

Last game: Dayton beat Fordham 70-56 last Saturday. Saint Louis lost 82-68 at home to Duquesne.

Series history: Dayton leads 35-28. Dayton beat Saint Louis 78-76 in overtime on Jan. 17 in St. Louis.

Coaches: Anthony Grant is 55-31 in his third season at Dayton. His predecessor, Archie Miller, was 51-35 through 86 games at UD. Travis Ford is 69-56 in his third season at Saint Louis.

Highlights: Jalen Crutcher hits game-winner for Dayton Flyers in OT(David Jablonski - Staff Writer)

About Dayton: Dayton has a 90 percent chance of winning this game, according to KenPom.com, which predicts a 78-64 score. … Dayton has 11 nine games in a row. It’s the first 11-game winning streak for the program since it won 13 straight in the 2007-08 season. It has had 14 winning streaks of 10 or more games in its history. The 9-0 start in the A-10 is Dayton’s best since it was 9-0 in 2004. It has never started 10-0. … Toppin passed the 900-point milestone in the last game. He has 909 points in two seasons. … Dayton ranks 26th in the country in 3-point shooting percentage (37.4). … The Flyers sit alone in first place in the Atlantic 10 Conference. They lead Rhode Island (17-5, 9-1) by one game.

About Saint Louis: Javonte Perkins doesn’t start but ranks second on the team in scoring (13.5). … Saint Louis ranks last in the nation in free-throw shooting percentage (57.2). It ranked second to last a year ago (59.8). No team has shot below 58 percent since Savannah State (56.5) in the 2014-15 season. French shoots 35.3 percent (41 of 116) at the line. Goodwin (53 of 98, 54.1), Collins (30 of 58, 51.7) and Bell (23 of 40, 57.5) all shoot below 60 percent. … Saint Louis ranks 67th in the country in defensive efficiency and 31st (44.0) in defensive 2-point field-goal percentage

Looking ahead: Dayton plays Rhode Island at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (CBS Sports Network).
Dayton coach talks on Feb. 6