Flyers set to host St. Bonaventure
FLYERS OPEN 2018 BY HOSTING ST. BONAVENTURE
The University of Dayton Flyers open the 2018 calendar year hosting the St. Bonaventure Bonnies on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. ET.
The game will be carried by CBS Sports Network and is available with live streaming audio and stats at DaytonFlyers.com.
Due to CBS Sports Network's broadcast rights, there will be NO live video streaming available at DaytonFlyers.com.
Dayton leads the series 23-10 and has won eight of the last nine meetings.
Dayton swept the series last year winning 90-74 in Olean and 76-72 at UD Arena.
AWESOME IN THE A-10
Since the 2012-13 season, Dayton has the most conference regular season wins with 67.
VCU is next with 65, followed by St. Bonaventure (59), Richmond (56), George Washington (55), Saint Louis (52) and Saint Joseph's (52).
The Flyers have won the Atlantic 10 regular season title in back-to-back seasons.
Coach Anthony Grant is seeking career win number 200.
The Flyers have the fourth-toughest strength of schedule in the NCAA.
All six of Dayton's non-conference victories came against teams with winning records.
Dayton is 6-0 this year when scoring 71 or more points, 0-7 when scoring 70 or fewer.
Josh Cunningham, a two-time Atlantic 10 Player of the Week, leads the Flyers with five double-doubles this season. He had 14 points and 13 rebounds at Duquesne.
Cunningham ranks fifth in the NCAA in field goal percentage (.684) and has reached double figures in points nine of the last 11 contests.
Cunningham set a Dayton record with 22 consecutive field goals from Dec. 3-9.games. The previous mark was held by Sean Finn (18) over four games during the 2002-03 season.
In Dayton's six wins, Cunningham is averaging 10.5 shots per game. When Dayton loses, he is held to 7.7 field goal attempts per contest.
Darrell Davis has scored in double figures in all but two games this season. He led Dayton with 19 points at Duquesne.
Davis' 16.7 scoring average is ninth in the Atlantic 10 and 11.2 points higher than last year.
Kostas Antetokounmpo leads Dayton with 18 blocks and at least one block in his last seven of his last nine games.
Jordan Davis increased his scoring average from 7.2 points in November to 9.0 in December.
Trey Landers is averaging 9.5 points in his last four contests.
Opponents have shot 39 percent or better from long range against Dayton in five of the last eight games. Teams are shooting .380 from beyond the arc in Dayton's seven losses this year.
Dayton is one of 19 schools to have made the last four NCAA Tournaments.
Dayton hosts the Massachusetts Minutemen on Saturday at noon ET.