The Dayton Flyers will begin a two-game series with Mississippi State in the 2017-18 season, according to a source.
The news was first reported by Jon Rothstein, of FanRagSports.com.
Dayton will play in Starkville, Miss., this season, according to the report, and the Bulldogs would play at UD Arena in the 2018-19 season. No dates or times have been announced.
Dayton played Mississippi State in 1975 at UD Arena, losing 56-54. That’s the only meeting in the series.
Dayton has played numerous Southeastern Conference teams in recent years. It begins a two-game series against Auburn this season at UD Arena. It finished a two-game series against Alabama last season.
Dayton finished a two-game series against Arkansas the 2015-16 season and played Mississippi in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons.
Mississippi State, coached by Ben Howland, finished 16-16 last season. Its last winning season was in 2011-12. It last played in the NCAA tournament in 2009.