UD returns home to host Grant's former team, VCU
DAYTON RETURNS HOME TO HOST VCU
In a match up of the two most successful Atlantic 10 programs in recent years, the University of Dayton Flyers host the VCU Rams on Friday at 7 p.m. ET.
The game will be televised on ESPN2 and is available with live streaming video, audio and stats at DaytonFlyers.com.
VCU leads the all-time series 7-4.
Last season the two teams split, each winning at home - VCU won 73-68 on Jan. 27, 2017 and Dayton was victorious at UD Arena 79-72 on March 1, 2017.
AWESOME IN THE A-10
Since the 2012-13 season, Dayton has the most conference regular season wins with 69.
VCU is next with 67, followed by St. Bonaventure (60), Richmond (56), George Washington (55), Saint Joseph's (54) and Saint Louis (53).
The Flyers have won the Atlantic 10 regular season title in back-to-back seasons.
Dayton coach Anthony Grant served as VCU's head coach from 2006 to 2009. He led the Rams to a 76-25 (.752) record, three consecutive Colonial Athletic Association Championships and two NCAA tournament appearances.
The Flyers have the fifth-toughest strength of schedule in the NCAA.
Dayton is 8-0 this year when scoring 71 or more points, 0-8 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 is third in the A-10 with 9.3 rebounds per game.
Cunningham ranks fifth in the NCAA in field goal percentage (.691) and has reached double figures in points 12 of the last 14 contests.
In Dayton's eight wins, Cunningham is averaging 9.5 shots per game. When Dayton loses, he is held to 7.8 field goal attempts per contest.
Darrell Davis has scored in double figures in all but two games this season.
In A-10 only games, Davis ranks seventh in scoring (18.5 ppg) and 10th overall (17.0 ppg).
Davis has made 23 consecutive free throws and leads the Atlantic 10 lead in free throw shooting (1.000, 18 for 18).
Jalen Crutcher has a 1.9 assist-to-turnover ratio (27 A, 14 TO) in his last eight games.
Trey Landers has scored in double figures in four of his last seven games. He is averaging 9.3 points during that stretch.
In Dayton's eight victories, Kostas Antetokounmpo is shooting .739 from the field (17 of 23).
Dayton is one of 19 schools to have made the last four NCAA Tournaments.
Dayton faces the Saint Joseph's Hawks in Philadelphia on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. ET.