In Daytons 11 wins, the Flyers are shooting .501 from the field. In the seven losses, the field goal percentage drops to .403.
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DAYTON SEEKS SECOND STRAIGHT WIN HOSTING DUQUESNE ON SATURDAY
Looking for its second straight victory, the University of Dayton Flyers host the Duquesne Dukes on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET. The game will be televised on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel, carried by WHIO Radio and is available with live stats and audio at DaytonFlyers.com.
The Flyers, 11-7 overall and 1-3 in conference play, snapped a three-game losing skid on Wednesday to open conference play. UD’s three conference losses were all against teams in the RPI Top 50. In Atlantic 10 games, the Flyers lead in defensive rebounding (25.5), 3-point field goal shooting (.500), 3-point field goals made (9.5) and rebounding margin (+12.5). Kevin Dillard leads Dayton in scoring (15.2), assists (4.7), three-pointers made (35), free throws made (79), free throw percentage (.859), minutes (31.6) and steals (25). Devin Oliver ranks second in the A-10 in rebounding averaging 8.5 per contest.
The Duquesne Dukes are on a seven-game losing streak and looking for their first conference win of the season. DU showcases a 7-12 overall record, but are 0-5 in A-10 action. Duquesne likes to dial it up from long range, averaging 7.9 made three-pointers per contest. However, turnovers have been a problem this year for the Dukes. DU posseses a -3.16 turnover margin. The Dukes have a good 1-2 punch with Sean Johnson (13.6 ppg) and Derrick Colter (13.4 ppg) leading the way. Colter has scored in double figures in his last 11 games.
Dayton leads the all-time series 45-21, but the two programs have split the last eight meetings. Last season the two teams split the season series with each school winning on the road.
LARGE AND IN CHARGE
The 45-point win Wednesday versus Fordham is the largest margin of victory in a conference game (MCC, Great Midwest, A-10) in UD history.
• Dayton went 15-of-21 from 3-point range against Fordham, tying the school record for three-pointers made in a game with 15 (UD previously had 15 vs. Wright State on Jan. 9, 1997).
• Dayton scored 96 points versus Fordham, the most in a game during Archie Miller’s tenure.
• Prior to Wednesday’s scoring outburst, Dayton had not reached the 90-point mark since Jan. 22, 2011, exactly two years and two days ago (the extra day is because of Leap Year in 2012).
• Four of Dayton’s seven losses have come by a total of six points.
• Dayton finished non-conference play with 10 victories, the seventh consecutive year achieving 10-plus wins prior to Atlantic 10 action.
• In Dayton’s 11 wins, the Flyers are shooting .501 from the field. In the seven losses, the field goal percentage drops to .403.
• The Flyers are 7-0 this season when scoring 75 or more points.
• Overall, Dayton leads the conference in 3-point shooting (.392) and ranks second in defensive rebounding (30.0) and rebounding margin (+5.6) and third in scoring offense (72.9 ppg) and field goal percentage (.461).
• Dayton is 5-0 this season when Kevin Dillard dishes five or more assists in a game.
• Dillard, a Cousy Award watch list selection, is ninth in the A-10 in scoring, sixth in assists and fourth free throw percentage. He has scored in double figures in all but one game this year.
• Dillard is also 24-of-24 in the last two minutes of the game this season at the charity stripe.
• Devin Oliver has eight double figure rebounding games. He also leads the Flyers with four double-doubles this season.
• Josh Benson is producing at a similar clip as he did last season before his torn ACL. In 2012-13, Benson is averaging 10.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and shooting .536 from the floor.
• Vee Sanford has scored in double figures in nine of his last 12 contests.
• Sanford is shooting .828 at the free throw line, second-best on the team and ninth in the A-10. Sanford is also 23rd in the conference in scoring.
• Dyshawn Pierre is UD’s third-leading scorer in conference action, averaging 10.5 points.
• Matt Derenbecker went 3-for-4 from beyond the arc versus Fordham. He ranks fifth in the A-10 in three-point field goal percentage (.446).
• Jalen Robinson was one point and one rebound away against Fordham from his first career double-double.