Dayton vs. St. Joseph’s: What you need to know about Tuesday’s game

Published: Monday, January 28, 2019 @ 10:40 AM


            St. Joseph’s coach Phil Martelli reacts to a call during a game against Dayton on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at Hagan Arena in Philadelphia. David Jablonski/Staff
St. Joseph’s coach Phil Martelli reacts to a call during a game against Dayton on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at Hagan Arena in Philadelphia. David Jablonski/Staff

Who: St. Joseph’s (9-11, 2-5) at Dayton (13-7, 5-2)

When: 8 p.m., Tuesday

Where: UD Arena

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Probable Dayton starters

Josh Cunningham, 6-8, R-Sr., 15.5

Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, So., G, 13.3

Jordan Davis, 6-2, So., G, 10.9

Trey Landers, 6-5, Jr., G, 10.1

Ryan Mikesell, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 8.9

Probable St. Joseph’s starters

Charlie Brown, 6-7, R-So., F, 20.0

Markell Lodge, 6-7, R-Sr., F, 2.3

Taylor Funk, 6-9, So., F, 9.2

Jared Bynum, 5-10, Fr., G, 12.2

Chris Clover, 6-3, Sr., G, 5.6

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Series history: Dayton leads 21-19. The Hawks beat the Flyers 81-65 last season in Philadelphia. Dayton has won 10 of the last 11 games in the series played at UD Arena.

Coaches: Anthony Grant is 27-24 in his second season at Dayton. Phil Martelli is 439-320 in his 24th season at St. Joseph’s.

Last game: Dayton won 75-52 at Fordham on Saturday. St. Joseph’s lost 78-70 to Penn on Saturday.

About Dayton: Dayton has an 87 percent chance of winning this game, according to KenPom.com , which predicts a 78-65 score. … The Flyers are tied for third in the A-10 with Virginia Commonwealth, Saint Louis and Duquesne. George Mason (7-1) sits alone in first place by a half game over Davidson (6-1). … Cunningham has 831 points in his Dayton career. He passed Nate Green and former teammate Kyle Davis on the scoring list Saturday to move into 67th place. With his points at Bradley, Cunningham has 1,091 in total. … Obi Toppin averages 12.3 points per game off the bench.

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About St. Joseph’s: The Hawks were picked to finish second in the A-10 preseason poll. They finished 16-16 and 10-8 last season. Their last winning season came in 2015-16 when they were 28-8 and 13-5 and won the A-10 tournament. … The Hawks rank 194th in the Pomeroy ratings and 172nd in the NET (NCAA Evaluation Tool). Dayton ranks 67th and 96th. … The Hawks are tied for third in the country in fewest turnovers committed per game (9.6). … The Hawks opened the season with three straight victories against Old Dominion, Monmouth and Wake Forest and but then lost three straight to Central Florida, West Virginia and William & Mary. … Brown leads the A-10 in scoring. … In A-10 play, the Hawks rank last in the conference in 3-point shooting percentage (28.1).

Looking ahead: Dayton plays Duquesne at 2 p.m. Saturday at UD Arena. TV: Fox Sports Ohio.