Dayton coach Archie Miller has a theory about the Flyers’ propensity for losing close games. They have seven defeats by a combined 11 points, never prevailing once this season when the outcome was decided on the final possession.
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Atlantic 10 Tournament
At Brooklyn, N.Y.
First round Thursday
No. 8 Richmond vs. No. 9 Charlotte, noon; No. 5 Butler vs. No. 12 Dayton, 2:30; No. 7 Xavier vs. No. 10 Saint Joseph’s, 6:30; No. 6 UMass vs. No. 11 George Washington, 9 p.m.
(All games on NBC Sports Network)
No. 1 Saint Louis vs. Charlotte-Richmond winner, noon; No. 4 La Salle vs. Dayton-Butler winner, 2:30; No. 2 VCU vs. Xavier-St. Joe’s winner, 6:30; No. 3 Temple vs. UMass-George Washington winner, 9 p.m.
(All games on Time Warner Cable sports network)