Dayton to play SEC program next two seasons

Flyers haven’t played Mississippi State since 1975


Mississippi State was 16-16 last season.

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

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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.

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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.

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