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Tulsa latest challenging opponent for Dayton Flyers

Most Dayton Flyers fans will have no interest in revisiting their team’s last matchup with Tulsa. For the brave few, keep reading. In 2003, Dayton received a No. 4 seed — then and now its highest placement — in the NCAA tournament. On the downside, it had to travel across the country to Spokane, Wash., to play No. 13 seed Tulsa. The Golden Hurricane shot 67 percent in the first half...
Dayton vs. Tulsa: What you need to know about Sunday’s game

Dayton vs. Tulsa: What you need to know about Sunday’s game

Who: Dayton (5-4) vs. Tulsa (8-3) What: Basketball Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase When: 3:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Ct. TV/Radio: CBS Sports Network/ AM 1290, News 95.7 WHIO » FOLLOW THE FLYERS: All the links you need for the season in one place Probable Dayton starters Josh Cunningham, 6-8, R-Sr., 14.7 Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, So., G, 13.2 Trey Landers, 6-5...
Dayton Flyers film session: Analyzing the turnover issues at Auburn

Dayton Flyers film session: Analyzing the turnover issues at Auburn

Dayton Flyers forward Ryan Mikesell summed up what every Dayton fan who glanced at the box score was thinking after an 82-72 loss at Auburn on Dec. 8. “If we just take care of the ball a little bit more, maybe it’s a couple possession game,” Mikesell said. Dayton shot the ball better than the No. 8 Tigers and won the rebounding battle but never led and trailed by double digits...
High-scoring Sinclair guard receives scholarship offer from Dayton

High-scoring Sinclair guard receives scholarship offer from Dayton

Sean McNeil, a 6-foot-4 freshman guard at Sinclair Community College, received a scholarship offer from the Dayton Flyers. McNeil, who was on Dayton’s campus Thursday, announced the offer later in the day on Twitter. He sat behind the Dayton bench Nov. 30 during a game against Mississippi State at UD Arena. McNeil leads the nation in scoring at the junior-college level. He has averaged 34.8...
Dayton Flyers turn focus to basketball after busy week of exams

Dayton Flyers turn focus to basketball after busy week of exams

The Dayton Flyers returned to practice Thursday at the Cronin Center for the first time since their 82-72 loss at Auburn on Saturday. Even with a challenging game looming at 3:30 p.m. Sunday against Tulsa (7-3) in the Basketball Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn., Dayton (5-4) turned all its focus to exams this week. For a number of players, that work...
Blackburn McCafferty trophy, which Dayton and Xavier fought over for decades, up for auction

Blackburn McCafferty trophy, which Dayton and Xavier fought over for decades, up for auction

Xavier University is auctioning off its copy of the Blackburn McCafferty Trophy, the rivalry trophy the Musketeers and the Dayton Flyers fought over for decades. The Xavier Athletics Department auction on EBTH.com describes the trophy as being in fair condition with “scratches to wood and metal” and “chips in the acrylic ball case.” The most recent high bid was...
Anthony Grant Show highlights: Dayton coach looks back at Detroit Mercy, Auburn games

Anthony Grant Show highlights: Dayton coach looks back at Detroit Mercy, Auburn games

Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant reflected on a 98-59 victory against Detroit Mercy and an 82-72 loss at No. 8 Auburn last week during his weekly show Monday on WHIO Radio with Larry Hansgen. Here are some highlights: On Detroit game: “We were really concerned. They were coming off a loss at Akron before our game and had the nation’s second-leading scorer and some guys who can really...
Dayton Flyers: All the links you need to follow the team throughout the 2018-19 season

Dayton Flyers: All the links you need to follow the team throughout the 2018-19 season

The 2018-19 Dayton Flyers season began in November and continues through March. Keep track of all our coverage (stories, photos and videos) at this link. In addition, more coverage of the Flyers is available on WHIO Radio podcasts. You can find them at these links or wherever you get your podcasts: The Anthony Grant Show; Flyer Feedback; and game replays. • First dunks: ...
Archdeacon: Dayton freshman growing into new role

Archdeacon: Dayton freshman growing into new role

The Dayton Flyers were getting run out of the gym. They air-balled their first shot against Auburn on Saturday night, turned the ball over on five of their first six possessions, committed two fouls and had the partisan Auburn Arena crowd roaring with delight. On the bench, Flyers freshman Dwayne Cohill was getting a quick tutorial. “Everybody was telling me, ‘When you go in bring a little...
Dayton Flyers notes: Auburn coach says UD will contend in A-10

Dayton Flyers notes: Auburn coach says UD will contend in A-10

The Dayton Flyers may have walked past the Charles Barkley statue outside Auburn Arena on Saturday, though the players probably know Barkley more for his analyst role on TV than for his Hall of Fame playing career. Barkley played next door at Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum during his days at Auburn. That facility still stands next to the new arena, which opened in 2010. Dayton’s Anthony Grant...
Dayton Flyers: Five takeaways from a loss at No. 8 Auburn

Dayton Flyers: Five takeaways from a loss at No. 8 Auburn

On a night in which the Dayton Flyers committed 23 turnovers at Auburn Arena, the biggest gaffe belonged to the SEC Network, which ran five mugshots of UNC Asheville players under the names of the UD starters before the game. Only Ryan Mikesell looked plausibly like the player pictured under his name. Unlike UNC Asheville, which lost 67-41 to the No. 8 Auburn Tigers on Tuesday and most of Auburn&rsquo...
Turnovers doom Dayton in 10-point loss at Auburn

Turnovers doom Dayton in 10-point loss at Auburn

The Dayton Flyers made a run at the No. 8 Auburn Tigers in the second half, cutting a 19-point deficit to six but lost 82-72 on Saturday at Auburn Arena. The Flyers (5-4) lost their fourth game to a team ranked in the top 50 of the Ken Pomeroy rankings. In each of the games against Virginia, Oklahoma, Mississippi State and Oklahoma, they  had the lead or were competitive in the second half. Dayton...
Dayton Flyers: What do advanced analytics say about the team?

Dayton Flyers: What do advanced analytics say about the team?

The Dayton Flyers won five of their first games in the 2018-19 season. That’s only a one-win improvement over Anthony Grant’s first season as coach in the same time frame. However, the numbers do show an improved team, and that could add up to a big change in the win-loss column by March. Advanced analytics show a team that has made major strides on defense and shown some improvement on...
WATCH: Top 15 Dayton Flyers plays of the 2018-19 season (so far)

WATCH: Top 15 Dayton Flyers plays of the 2018-19 season (so far)

Throughout the 2018-19 Dayton Flyers season, I’ll keep track of the top offensive plays I’ve shot in this video, which you can see at the top of the story. Here’s a quick glance at the first 15 to make the highlight reel: 1. Nov. 23 vs. Oklahoma: Jalen Crutcher throws an alley-oop pass to Trey Landers, who soared high above the rim to dunk the ball with one hand. The play came during...
Archdeacon: ‘I like my momma and I like my name’

Archdeacon: ‘I like my momma and I like my name’

Growing up, she said she always liked being different: “I knew if someone said my name, they were talking to me. There was no confusion. “There was just one Calamity.” And Calamity McEntire gave her name little more thought than that until a second-grade classroom lesson threw her for a loop. “That was the one day I was like ‘Whaaaaat?’” she recalled with...
Dayton’s first true road game of season a tough task at No. 8 Auburn

Dayton’s first true road game of season a tough task at No. 8 Auburn

The Dayton Flyers have all the comforts of home at UD Arena. Some you might expect: friendly fans, familiar shooting backgrounds and a fancy locker room, for example. There’s a smaller touch Dayton players enjoy before every game, though. A number of packs of chewing gum line the scorer’s table near the bench before every game. There were seven different packs and flavors Tuesday before...
Dayton at No. 8 Auburn: Everything you need to know about Saturday’s game

Dayton at No. 8 Auburn: Everything you need to know about Saturday’s game

Who: Dayton (5-3) at Auburn (7-1) When: 8:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Auburn Arena, Auburn, Ala. TV/Radio: SEC Network/AM 1290, News 95.7 WHIO Josh Cunningham, 6-8, R-Sr., 14.8 Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, So., G, 13.5 Trey Landers, 6-5, Jr., G, 10.0 Ryan Mikesell, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 9.8 Jordan Davis, 6-2, So., G, 9.5 Jared Harper, 5-11, Jr., G, 13.9 Bryce Brown, 6-3, Sr., G, 16.0 Chuma Okeke, 6-8, So., F, 11...
Mikesell on injured Dayton teammate Matos: ‘I know exactly how he feels’

Mikesell on injured Dayton teammate Matos: ‘I know exactly how he feels’

If anyone can provide comfort to Jhery Matos as he watches the rest of the season from the Dayton Flyers bench, it’s redshirt junior forward Ryan Mikesell, who sat out last season after undergoing two hip surgeries. Matos found out Monday he will have to undergo season-ending surgery to repair torn ligaments in his foot. He suffered the injury in the second half against Oklahoma on Nov...
Archdeacon: High-flying Toppin energizes fans, teammates with deluge of dunks

Archdeacon: High-flying Toppin energizes fans, teammates with deluge of dunks

In the official box score, Jalen Crutcher is listed as having six assists Tuesday night in the Dayton Flyers’ 98-59 victory over Detroit Mercy at UD Arena. The Flyers point guard actually had a seventh. It came at halftime and may have been his biggest facilitation of the night. “We were doing lay-ups at halftime and I went to shoot a three,” Obi Toppin remembered afterward...
Five takeaways from Dayton’s 39-point victory against Detroit Mercy

Five takeaways from Dayton’s 39-point victory against Detroit Mercy

The Dayton Flyers thrilled their fans for 39-plus minutes but failed them in the final 10 seconds Tuesday at UD Arena. Walk-on Christian Wilson, taking directions from coach Anthony Grant, dribbled out the clock instead of attempting a shot at the buzzer. A few disappointed fans in the crowd of 12,700 — or whatever was left of that crowd at the end — booed because they wanted Dayton to...
Toppin, Dayton set new school records for dunks in a game 

Toppin, Dayton set new school records for dunks in a game 

The Dayton Flyers set a new school record for dunks in a game with 12 in a 98-59 victory against Detroit Mercy on Tuesday at UD Arena. Eight of the dunks were by redshirt freshman forward Obi Toppin, who also broke the school record for dunks by an individual. The previous team record was nine. It was set in 2008 against UNC Greensboro and in 2009 against St. Bonaventure. The previous individual record...
Toppin dunks eight times as Dayton routs Detroit Mercy to end three-game skid

Toppin dunks eight times as Dayton routs Detroit Mercy to end three-game skid

Obi Toppin dunked eight times and scored a career-high 22 points to lead the Dayton Flyers to a 98-59 victory against Detroit Mercy on Tuesday at UD Arena. Dayton (5-3) ended a three-game losing streak, its first of that length since March of 2017. This game ended a streak of four straight games against top-50 teams, but the tough road resumes when Dayton plays at No. 8 Auburn at 8:30 p.m. Saturday...
Dayton Flyers to return to Chicago Legends event in 2019

Dayton Flyers to return to Chicago Legends event in 2019

The Dayton Flyers will play Colorado on Dec. 21, 2019, in the Chicago Legends event at the United Center. UD announced the game Tuesday. Cincinnati will play Iowa in the other game of the doubleheader. This will be Dayton’s first game in Chicago since it played Northwestern on Dec. 17, 2016, at the United Center. Dayton lost that game 67-64. According to a press release, Dayton has...
Dayton’s Anthony Grant provides update on injured junior guard Jhery Matos

Dayton’s Anthony Grant provides update on injured junior guard Jhery Matos

Junior guard Jhery Matos will miss the rest of the season and will undergo surgery to repair torn ligaments in his foot, Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant revealed on the Anthony Grant Show on WHIO Radio on Monday night. Matos suffered the injury after landing on his foot Nov. 23 late in the third-place game of the Battle 4 Atlantis against Oklahoma. He missed Dayton’s game Friday against...
Dayton to face one of nation’s top scorers in Detroit’s Davis

Dayton to face one of nation’s top scorers in Detroit’s Davis

Anthony Grant stopped before leaving the court Nov. 21 after the Dayton Flyers beat Butler 69-64. He shook the hand of every player and every assistant coach as they walked toward the locker room — or the ballroom turned into a locker room at the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas. That’s not something Grant does every game. That victory meant something extra. By beating a top-30 team, the...
Detroit at Dayton: What you need to know about Tuesday’s game

Detroit at Dayton: What you need to know about Tuesday’s game

Who: Detroit Mercy (3-5) at Dayton (4-3) When: 7 p.m. Tuesday Where: UD Arena TV/Radio: Spectrum Sports/ AM 1290, News 95.7 WHIO » MISSISSIPPI STATE GAME: Five takeaways | Photos | Archdeacon Probable Dayton starters Josh Cunningham, 6-8, R-Sr., 13.8 Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, So., G, 13.1 Trey Landers, 6-5, Jr., G, 10.3 Ryan Mikesell, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 9.7 Jordan Davis, 6-2, So., G, 9.0...
Archdeacon: Flyers in good hands with Crutcher running the show

Archdeacon: Flyers in good hands with Crutcher running the show

He was done with everything now – his duties handled at the postgame press conference, his exit made from the dressing room and the teammates who met with their families and friends just outside of it – and he had sat down in a chair in a private area between the Donoher Center and UD Arena to spend a few moments with his dad and cousin who had come up from Memphis. That’s when Jalen...
Dayton’s Mikesell: ‘We’ve got to close out games better’

Dayton’s Mikesell: ‘We’ve got to close out games better’

Dwayne Cohill leaned over and put his hands on his knees after committing a turnover with four seconds to play. Steps away on Tom Blackburn Court, Trey Landers had a similar reaction, putting his hands on his heads with his elbows pointed out — a gesture known throughout the sports world as “Surrender Cobra.” The Dayton Flyers never surrendered in their 65-58 loss to No. 25...
Dayton fades in final minutes in loss to No. 25 Mississippi State

Dayton fades in final minutes in loss to No. 25 Mississippi State

No. 25 Mississippi State outscored the Dayton Flyers 21-7 in the final six minutes to win 65-58 at UD Arena on Friday. Dayton led 51-44 at the 6:19 mark. The game was tied with under three minutes to play. Lamar Peters hit a 3-pointer with 2:17 left to put the Bulldogs ahead for good. A 3-pointer by Nick Weatherspoon with 28 seconds remaining clinched the victory for Mississippi State. Ryan Mikesell...
Dayton down one player for Friday’s game vs. No. 25 Mississippi State

Dayton down one player for Friday’s game vs. No. 25 Mississippi State

Dayton Flyers guard Jhery Matos will not play Friday against No. 25 Mississippi State. He’s suffering from turf toe, which is a sprain of the big toe. Dayton will play the 7 p.m. game at UD Arena with seven scholarship players. It’s the third time in seven games they’ve been without a player. Josh Cunningham missed the first two games with a wrist injury. Dayton has three transfers...
Atlantic 10 Conference: Davidson atop early-season power ratings

Atlantic 10 Conference: Davidson atop early-season power ratings

Even as the Dayton Flyers play five teams from the top six conferences in a six-game stretch, they compete every week against their fellow Atlantic 10 Conference teams in the quest to build momentum for league play in January, February and March. No matter what Dayton does in November and December, it will have to play well in 18 A-10 games to have a chance to earn a NCAA tournament bid. While Dayton...
Dayton to play in front of first sellout crowd of 2018-19 season

Dayton to play in front of first sellout crowd of 2018-19 season

The University of Dayton announced Thursday its men’s basketball game vs. No. 25 Mississippi State at 7 p.m. Friday is sold out. It’s the first sellout of the season for the Dayton Flyers. The game will be televised on the CBS Sports Network. This will be the 122nd sellout in the 49-year history of UD Arena. There were five sellouts last season, and the Flyers were 3-2 in those games....
Dayton looks for revenge in rematch with Mississippi State

Dayton looks for revenge in rematch with Mississippi State

Of all the crushing losses for the Dayton Flyers last season, including two overtime losses in Atlantic 10 Conference play, none hurt more than the 61-59 defeat at Mississippi State on Dec. 3. At that point in the season, Dayton and its fans still had hope it could overcome a slow start. It was 3-3 entering that game in Starkville, Miss., and this was its first true road...
Mississippi State at Dayton: What you need to know about Friday’s game

Mississippi State at Dayton: What you need to know about Friday’s game

Who: No. 25 Mississippi State (5-1) at Dayton (4-2) When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: UD Arena TV/Radio: CBS Sports Network; AM 1290, News 95.7 WHIO Probable Dayton starters Josh Cunningham, 6-8, R-Sr., 14.5 Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, So., G, 13.5 Trey Landers, 6-5, Jr., G, 11.3 Jordan Davis, 6-2, So., G, 9.3 Ryan Mikesell, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 8.8 Probable Mississippi State starters Quinndary Weatherspoon, 6-4, Sr...
Dayton hopes to learn from second-half drought vs. Oklahoma

Dayton hopes to learn from second-half drought vs. Oklahoma

The Dayton Flyers avoided long scoring droughts — something that plagued the team last season — in their first five games, but the problem doomed them in a 65-54 loss Friday to Oklahoma in the third-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis. Dayton opened the second half on a 13-0 run, taking a 41-34 lead with 16:40 to play and then scored two points on 1-of-14 shooting in the next 10 minutes...
Dayton Flyers interviews: Grant, Landers, Toppin look back at Battle 4 Atlantis, talk about Mississippi State game

Dayton Flyers interviews: Grant, Landers, Toppin look back at Battle 4 Atlantis, talk about Mississippi State game

Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant, junior guard Trey Landers and redshirt freshman forward Obi Toppin met with the media on Tuesday at UD Arena before the team gathered for the official 2018-19 team photo. Here are some highlights from the interviews as well as the complete video interviews. The Flyers (4-2) talked about their trip to the Bahamas for the Battle 4 Atlantis and their game at 7 p.m....
Beavercreek's Hauschild, Tecumseh's Brubaker get good offseason news regarding their pitching careers

Beavercreek's Hauschild, Tecumseh's Brubaker get good offseason news regarding their pitching careers

There was news in recent days regarding two local high school graduates trying to make their way to the big leagues — or back to the big leagues in the case of one. The St. Louis Cardinals announced the signing of Beavercreek High School and University of Dayton graduate Mike Hauschild to a minor-league contract on Nov. 19. He will go to spring training with the Cardinals in Jupiter, Fla. Hauschild...
Scoochie Smith to play for Cavs’ G League team

Scoochie Smith to play for Cavs’ G League team

Former Dayton Flyers point guard Scoochie Smith was not on the training camp roster released by the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, but Smith said he will play for the the Cavaliers’ G League team, the Canton Charge, this season. Smith signed with the Cavaliers earlier this month but was waived days later. According to a report by Keith Smith, the Cavs waived Smith and Isaac Hamilton to sign...
UD Arena to host 2020 Atlantic 10 women’s basketball tournament

UD Arena to host 2020 Atlantic 10 women’s basketball tournament

The Atlantic 10 women’s basketball tournament is coming to UD Arena in 2020. The conference announced sites through 2021 on Tuesday.  “For the Atlantic 10, the University, the Dayton region, players, coaches, media, and fans of all ages, we are excited to extend our long and rich relationship with hosting college basketball; one that will continue to bring the excitement of college...
Signed 30 minutes before Thursday’s game, first MLB win ‘like a dream’ for UD, Beavercreek grad

Signed 30 minutes before Thursday’s game, first MLB win ‘like a dream’ for UD, Beavercreek grad

University of Dayton and Beavercreek High School graduate Mike Hauschild signed his Blue Jays contract a half-hour before and then came on to pitch six impressive innings of relief in his first game in the majors in more than 15 months. Kendrys Morales had a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning to back Hauschild, and Toronto beat the Seattle Mariners 7-3 Thursday night. Hauschild, who was released...
Report: Nebraska transfer commits to Dayton

Report: Nebraska transfer commits to Dayton

Jordy Tshimanga, a transfer from Nebraska, has committed to the University of Dayton, according to a report by ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla. Tshimanga and his brother Emmanuel Tshimanga, a 2019 recruit, visited Dayton on Wednesday. Jordy Tshimanga, a 6-foot-11 center, started 18 games last season for Nebraska, averaging 4.0 points and 4.6 rebounds in 13.6 minutes per game. He announced his decision...
Grant on Dayton’s progress during summer practices: ‘We’re better’

Grant on Dayton’s progress during summer practices: ‘We’re better’

The sounds of bouncing basketballs almost drowned out Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant as he talked to reporters Tuesday at the Cronin Center. Dayton’s eleven scholarship players, plus Meadowdale graduate Jabali Leonard, who’s trying to make the team as a walk-on, warmed up for practice with a shootaround as Grant spoke. The Flyers are nearing the end of their summer workouts. Classes...
A-10 predictions roundup: Saint Louis favored by most

A-10 predictions roundup: Saint Louis favored by most

The college basketball season begins in 3½ months. Most of the offseason roster moves have taken place. It’s not too early to make predictions about the Atlantic 10 Conference race, even though the official preseason poll won’t come out until October. Based on the early rankings, Saint Louis, George Mason and St. Joseph’s are the favorites. No one really knows where to rank...
Watch: Dayton provides first extended look at Flyers in practice this summer

Watch: Dayton provides first extended look at Flyers in practice this summer

Just under four months remain until the start of the 2018-19 college basketball season. Teams can begin play Nov. 6. That’s a Tuesday. Past seasons began Fridays. A new NCAA rule pushed up the start date, and Dayton Athletic Director Neil Sullivan said in April UD would probably take advantage of the early start date. While fans may not get to see the Flyers before then — the renovation...
What has Dayton coach Anthony Grant seen so far from the Flyers this summer?

What has Dayton coach Anthony Grant seen so far from the Flyers this summer?

The Dayton Flyers basketball veterans are back in the gym.  So are the freshmen and the transfers.  So how are things going so far this summer at UD?  Coach Anthony Grant provided us with an update after the first week of summer workouts (See video above).  In short, he likes what he has seen so far, but he cautioned it is early, especially from a team perspective.  The better...
2018 World Cup: Who are local coaches, fans rooting for?

2018 World Cup: Who are local coaches, fans rooting for?

The World Cup begins Thursday in Russia without the United States for the first time since 1986. While TV viewership in the USA for the tournament soared from 3,273,000 in 2010 to to 4,557,000 in 2014, those numbers could plummet this year because of the absence of the Americans. Soccer may be more popular than ever in this country — witness the rise of FC Cincinnati — but the non-soccer...
Dayton Flyers notes: Livingston II dominates for George Mason in second half

Dayton Flyers notes: Livingston II dominates for George Mason in second half

Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant compared George Mason star Otis Livingston II to Massachusetts guard Luwane Pipkins on Monday, and he turned out to be more right than he could have wanted to be. Pipkins burned the Flyers twice earlier this season, and Livingston dominated Dayton on Wednesday, scoring 29 points on 10-of-15 shooting in an 85-67 victory against the Flyers at EagleBank Arena. "...
Dayton continues to thrive at UD Arena, routing Duquesne

Dayton continues to thrive at UD Arena, routing Duquesne

Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant and Duquesne coach Keith Dambrot started walking toward each other for the post-game handshake Wednesday when officials started blowing their whistles because one-tenth of a second remained on the clock. The officials made Duquesne in-bound the ball just to run out the time, extending the misery for the Dukes, who ran into a team that has looked like one of the best...
Jordan Davis bounces back with strong performance for Dayton

Jordan Davis bounces back with strong performance for Dayton

Freshman guard Jordan Davis rebounded from his worst shooting performance of the season with one of his best, helping lead the Dayton Flyers to an 88-73 victory Wednesday against Duquesne at UD Arena. Davis made 1 of 8 shots from the field and scored 3 points Saturday in an 86-82 double-overtime loss at Massachusetts. He made 7 of 8 shots in this game, including 4 of 5 3-pointers, and finished with...
U.D.'s best recruit shows why Flyers fans should be excited for next year

U.D.'s best recruit shows why Flyers fans should be excited for next year

Stickers from close to 40 colleges plaster the door to the guidance counselor’s office at Holy Name High School. The winged “D” logo from the University of Dayton adorns one side. One student played a large role in bringing college basketball coaches — former Dayton coach Archie Miller and current Dayton coach Anthony Grant among them — from many of the schools represented...
Dayton coach on defense vs. Davidson: ‘May have been our best effort of the year’

Dayton coach on defense vs. Davidson: ‘May have been our best effort of the year’

Davidson freshman Kellan Grady lofted a shot toward the rafters at UD Arena. His half-court desperation heave looked good on the way but clanged off the backboard. It wouldn’t have counted anyway. The officials saw Grady release the ball after the buzzer, waving it off when the ball was still in the air. With that, the Dayton Flyers returned to .500 with their third victory against a team sitting...
Four reasons Dayton beat Tennessee Tech: Flyers ‘back on right track’ win with at home

Four reasons Dayton beat Tennessee Tech: Flyers ‘back on right track’ win with at home

Tennessee Tech junior Courtney Alexander provided the most lasting image Wednesday at UD Arena, showing off an underhanded free-throw form that would make grandmas everywhere proud. Granny-style free-throw shooting is a rare thing, and a crowd of 12,976 took notice. Dayton’s fans reserved most of their cheers for their team, of course. Dayton took control of the game with a 15-0 run in the first...
PREVIEW: Dayton Flyers vs. Akron Zips

PREVIEW: Dayton Flyers vs. Akron Zips

Who: Akron (2-0) at Dayton (2-2) When: 7 p.m. Saturday Where: UD Arena TV/Radio: Fox Sports Ohio; AM 1290, News 95.7 WHIO OLD DOMINION GAME: Five takeaways | Photos | Game story | Davis blossoming | Notes Probable Dayton starters Darrell Davis, 6-5, Sr., G, 22.0 points per game John Crosby, 6-3, Jr., G, 6.8 Josh Cunningham, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 15.0 Xeyrius Williams, 6-8, Jr., F, 8.8 Kostas Antetokounmpo...
Archdeacon: Diamond in the rough hopes to sparkle for Dayton Flyers

Archdeacon: Diamond in the rough hopes to sparkle for Dayton Flyers

Anthony Grant was looking for a diamond in the rough. Jalen Crutcher was hoping to get some shiny earrings. The two reached out to each other and both ended up getting what they wanted. Late in the recruiting cycle, Grant got the point guard help he needed to fill out his Dayton Flyers roster and Crutcher now sports a pair of pea-sized, diamond-like adornments on his lobes. A 6-foot-1 freshman from...
Dayton Flyers Top 10: Ranking non-conference games

Dayton Flyers Top 10: Ranking non-conference games

The non-conference scheduling strategy for the Dayton Flyers men’s basketball program will not change in the Anthony Grant era. Dayton still wants to play four teams, outside its annual exempt tournament, every season that it expects will compete for NCAA tournament berths. “We’ve got to play the best teams we can beat in the non-conference,” said Athletic Director Neil Sullivan...
Dayton Flyers Top 10: Best freshman seasons

Dayton Flyers Top 10: Best freshman seasons

The Dayton Flyers will lean on freshmen throughout the 2017-18 season, more so than they have in recent seasons. With 10 scholarship players, they have to. They need production from redshirt freshman Kostas Antetokounmpo and true freshmen Jordan Davis, Jordan Pierce, Jalen Crutcher and Matej Svoboda. Dayton hasn’t had a freshman average more than 10 points per game in the last nine seasons....
Sports Today: Cincinnati Bengals defense showing signs of feistiness

Sports Today: Cincinnati Bengals defense showing signs of feistiness

Friday night, the Cincinnati Bengals defense got rave reviews.  The pass rushers and the defensive backs were among the standouts, which of course is a double-edged sword when your own guys are working against each other.  We have reason to believe protection could be a problem for the Bengals’ offense this season, but the team’s pass rush was also in need of an upgrade. ...
Sports Today: Bengals offense gets a scare while defense gains versatility

Sports Today: Bengals offense gets a scare while defense gains versatility

We got a reminder yesterday about how quickly fortunes can turn in the NFL. One day you’re rookie Joe Mixon making headlines for running past defenders, the next you’re rookie Joe Mixon watching from a cart with a banged up heel.  Of course there is good news here on two fronts: It appears he is fine, and Giovani Bernard’s faster-than-expected recovery from ACL surgery...
Sports Today: Bengals/Flyers Fight Club Edition

Sports Today: Bengals/Flyers Fight Club Edition

For the middle of the first week of August, we’ve got all kinds of stuff going on — including knuckleheads for the Bengals and Flyers.  But first a reminder: Never do anything wrong in 2017 because there will be video. This applies to you, me and people who play for the Bengals and the University of Dayton basketball team.  The moving pictures from the Greene County Jail are...
Dayton’s Ryan Mikesell undergoes second hip surgery

Dayton’s Ryan Mikesell undergoes second hip surgery

Dayton Flyers junior forward Ryan Mikesell underwent surgery on his left hip Friday in Columbus. “The surgery went well,” coach Anthony Grant said. “He’s at home for the weekend. Sometime next week he’ll get back on campus to start rehab.” Mikesell, a St. Henry High School graduate, had surgery on his right hip on May 16. He was diagnosed with impingements...
UD Arena transformation: What’s been done so far

UD Arena transformation: What’s been done so far

The University of Dayton provided an update on the progress of the first phase of the UD Arena transformation on Friday. UD Arena Director Scott DeBolt provided quick rundown of what has been done in the first three weeks. Week one: Removed telescopic seats; took down the center-hung scoreboard; removed the crow’s nest; and started removing the 100-level seats. RELATED: UD Arena’s...
Dayton’s Jeremiah Bonsu finds coaching job

Dayton’s Jeremiah Bonsu finds coaching job

Former Dayton Flyers walk-on guard Jeremiah Bonsu has accepted a job with the Bowling Green Falcons men’s basketball team as a graduate assistant coach. Bonsu graduated from UD in May with the four other Dayton seniors. He spent three seasons with the team. He never scored a point and appeared in only two games as a senior, but he became a popular player in part because of his celebrations...
Scoochie Smith to work out for fourth NBA team

Scoochie Smith to work out for fourth NBA team

Former Dayton Flyers point guard Scoochie Smith will work out for the Houston Rockets on Thursday. It’s the fourth workout in advance of the NBA Draft for Smith, who previously worked out for the Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks. Smith finished his Dayton career in March with 1,289 points. He played in the Portsmouth Invitational in April and graduated from...
Dyshawn Pierre gets chance with hometown team

Dyshawn Pierre gets chance with hometown team

Former Dayton Flyers forward Dyshawn Pierre will participate in the Toronto Raptors’ free-agent camp Thursday and Friday, the Raptors announced Wednesday. Pierre, a native of Whitby, Ont., was one of 23 players invited. Pierre played in Germany last season and led the top league in rebounding. He averaged 7.9 rebounds in 32 games for Lowen Braunschweig. Pierre, who finished his career at...
Dayton’s Cooke busy working out for NBA teams in advance of draft

Dayton’s Cooke busy working out for NBA teams in advance of draft

Former Dayton Flyers guard Charles Cooke, UD’s leading scorer the last two seasons, worked out with the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday. Cooke previously worked out with the Utah Jazz, New Orleans Pelicans, Los Angeles Clippers and Minnesota Timberwolves. His next workout will be with the Sacramento Kings. “This is the most fun I've had playing basketball in some years,” Cooke wrote...
Dayton’s Scoochie Smith gets third workout with NBA team

Dayton’s Scoochie Smith gets third workout with NBA team

Former Dayton Flyers point guard Scoochie Smith will work out with the New York Knicks on Monday. This is the third workout for Smith, following workouts with the Toronto Raptors and Dallas Mavericks. Smith is a native of Bronx, N.Y., and has been training in New York City since graduation. He was 4-0 in his career against Fordham in the Bronx. Smith finished his Dayton career in March with 1...
2018 recruiting update: UD offers scholarship to guard from the Bronx

2018 recruiting update: UD offers scholarship to guard from the Bronx

Add another name to the growing list of 2018 recruits the Dayton Flyers are pursuing. Omar Silverio, a 6-foot-3 guard from St. Raymond High School for Boys in Bronx, N.Y., received a scholarship offer on Thursday, according to multiple reports. Silverio has offers from Massachusetts, Wagner and Quinnipiac, among others. According to his Twitter bio, Silverio is originally from the Dominican Republic...
Dayton Flyers to play VCU twice again in 2017-18 season

Dayton Flyers to play VCU twice again in 2017-18 season

The Dayton Flyers will play Virginia Commonwealth twice in the 2017-18 season, the A-10 announced Wednesday. The teams dueled for the Atlantic 10 regular-season championship last season. That was the first time they met twice on the 18-game conference schedule. The A-10 announced schedule pairings for all 14 teams Wednesday. UD will also play Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Duquesne and Saint Louis twice...
Dayton's Smith gets workout with second NBA team

Dayton's Smith gets workout with second NBA team

Former Dayton Flyers point guard Scoochie Smith will work out with the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday. Smith previously worked out with the Toronto Raptors in May. Smith finished his Dayton career in March with 1,289 points. He played in the Portsmouth Invitational in April and graduated from UD on May 7. He’s been working on starting his own online clothing business.
Former Dayton Flyers to sign autographs Saturday

Former Dayton Flyers to sign autographs Saturday

Former Dayton Flyers Scoochie Smith and Kendall Pollard will sign autographs at Milano’s on Brown Street from 1-3 p.m. Saturday. Smith and Pollard, who finished their UD careers with 102 victories in March and graduated in May, will be back in town for Reunion Weekend at the University of Dayton. Smith ranks 26th in school history with 1,289 points. Pollard ranks 34th with 1,171...
Ahrens decommits from Ohio State, receives offer from Dayton

Ahrens decommits from Ohio State, receives offer from Dayton

Versailles High School senior Justin Ahrens received a scholarship offer from the Dayton Flyers on Tuesday, not long after announcing he was decommitting from Ohio State and reopening his recruitment. Ahrens, a 6-foot-5 forward in the class of 2018, verbally committed to the Ohio State Buckeyes on Aug. 27, 2016. With Thad Matta’s tenure as Ohio State’s coach ending Monday, Ahrens will...
All-Ohio forward from Chillicothe to play for Dayton women

All-Ohio forward from Chillicothe to play for Dayton women

The Dayton Flyers women’s basketball team picked up a commitment from a member of the class of 2018 on Monday. Ella Skeens, a 5-foot-11 wing from Chillicothe Southeastern High School, announced her decision via Twitter. Skeens is a three-star recruit, according to ESPN’s rankings. She averaged  22.2 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game as a junior and was named the Southeast...
Syracuse forward transferring to Dayton women’s basketball team

Syracuse forward transferring to Dayton women’s basketball team

Julia Chandler, a 6-foot-2 forward from Toronto, Ont., will transfer from Syracuse University to the University of Dayton, according to a source. She visited the Dayton Flyers over the weekend. Chandler averaged 2.7 points and 1.4 rebounds last season as a sophomore. She will have to sit out this season and has two seasons of eligibility remaining. Chandler announced her intention to transfer on May...
First of Dayton’s 2017 recruits arrive on campus

First of Dayton’s 2017 recruits arrive on campus

The first members of the Dayton Flyers’ five-man 2017 recruiting class have arrived on campus. “Dayton I’m here!” Jalen Crutcher wrote Saturday on Twitter. Jordan Pierce arrived on campus last week and announced Sunday on Twitter he will wear No. 14 for the Flyers. Crutcher was the first player recruited by new coach Anthony Grant and his staff to sign with the Flyers...
UD Arena renovations are underway

UD Arena renovations are underway

The University of Dayton unveiled the first photos of renovations taking place at UD Arena, posting four photos to Twitter on Wednesday. The images show seats being removed near the court. On Thursday, UD posted a video of the scoreboard above center court being taken down. Among the upgrades coming in phase one of the three-year project are new seats in the 100 and 200 levels and a new scoreboard...
Scoochie Smith works out for Toronto Raptors

Scoochie Smith works out for Toronto Raptors

Former Dayton Flyers point guard Scoochie Smith worked out with the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday at the BioSteel Centre in Toronto. This was the fifth day of pre-draft workouts for the Raptors. Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan, North Carolina’s Nate Britt, Virginia’s Austin Nichols, Houston’s Damyean Dotson and Southeast Missouri’s Antonius Cleveland also worked out in Smith&rsquo...
Dayton Flyers hire former Miami University standout as director of player development

Dayton Flyers hire former Miami University standout as director of player development

Devin Davis will join Dayton Flyers head coach Anthony Grant’s staff as the director of player development, the University of Dayton announced Tuesday via Twitter. Davis, 42, is a native of Miami, Fla., like Grant. They both graduated from Miami Senior High School. Davis played college basketball at Miami University from 1993-97. He’s the third-leading scorer in school history with 1,828...

UD Arena removes tartan floor as part of $72M upgrade

After more than a decade of service, the old tartan floor from the UD Arena is getting prepped to be dismantled. This comes as the University of Dayton is planning several upgrades to the arena over the next few years that will total $72 million to the venue at 1801 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. in Dayton. One last unofficial game took place today on the court, as alumni paid their last respects before...
UD Arena losing a piece of its storied past

UD Arena losing a piece of its storied past

The last game on the old Tartan court at UD Arena looked nothing like the first. As part of the three-year renovation of the arena, UD is tearing out the old surface, which has been beneath the wood court since the 1985-86 season. That process starts Tuesday and will take about a month. It’s not an easy surface to remove. “It’s going to take a while to get it out and grind it out...
Former Flyer wins championship in Slovenia

Former Flyer wins championship in Slovenia

Former Dayton Flyers forward Devin Oliver won the league championship in his first season in Slovenia. Oliver’s team, Union Olimpija, beat Rogaska 94-78 on Wednesday to win the best-of-five series 3-1. It was Union Olimpija’s first title in eight years. Oliver had 18 points and 7 rebounds in the final game. "Honored and grateful to be apart of this organization and team,&rdquo...
Dayton Flyers assistant looks back on facing UD in Elite Eight

Dayton Flyers assistant looks back on facing UD in Elite Eight

Darren Hertz arrived at the University of Dayton in April, joining new Dayton Flyers head coach Anthony Grant’s staff a little more than three years after coaching against UD in the Elite Eight. Hertz was on Billy Donovan’s staff in 2014 when top-seeded Florida beat No. 11 seed Dayton 62-52 in the South Regional final in Memphis, Tenn. Hertz looked back on that game Monday in an interview...
Dayton Flyers legends inducted into Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame

Dayton Flyers legends inducted into Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame

Two University of Dayton basketball greats were inducted into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday in Columbus. Johnny Davis, who scored 1,562 points (1973-76), and Ann Meyers, a three-time All-American who still holds the school record for points (2,672, 1976-80), were honored during a ceremony in Columbus. This is the 12th class for the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame. The first was inducted...
Dayton Flyers: A glance at the 5-man recruiting class

Dayton Flyers: A glance at the 5-man recruiting class

Archie Miller always knew the 2017 recruiting class would be crucial to the Dayton Flyers. He knew they were losing four seniors who would be hard to replace. “We know it’s an important one,” Miller said last August before UD had any commitments. “I think it’s going to be one of our bigger ones.” By the time Miller left for Indiana in March, Dayton had...
Dayton Flyers pick up another 2017 recruit

Dayton Flyers pick up another 2017 recruit

Obadiah Toppin, a 6-foot-9 forward from Mount Zion Prep in Baltimore, Md., announced his commitment to the Dayton Flyers on Tuesday via Twitter. Toppin, who’s originally from Ossining, N.Y., visited Dayton in April. He also had offers from Rhode Island, Illinois and Mississippi State. Toppin is the second recruit of the Anthony Grant era, following point guard Jalen Crutcher, and the fifth...
Charles Cooke to play in front of NBA scouts this week

Charles Cooke to play in front of NBA scouts this week

Former Dayton Flyers guard Charles Cooke will participate in the Professional Basketball Combine at IMG Academy on Tuesday and Wednesday in Bradenton, Fla. This is a new event. Twenty two players, including Cincinnati’s Troy Caupain and Xavier’s Malcolm Bernard, will attend. Scouts from 15 teams are expected to attend. Cooke, of Trenton, N.J., played two seasons with the Flyers. He led...
Anthony Grant, Matt McCall, new A-10 coaches, go way back

Anthony Grant, Matt McCall, new A-10 coaches, go way back

Two new Atlantic 10 coaches know each other well and will coach against each other for the first time next season. Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant and Massachusetts coach Matt McCall, who were hired one day apart in March, worked together at the University of Florida for five seasons and were part of the program’s first national championship team in 2006. Grant was an assistant on Florida...
Antetokounmpo brothers travel together to Europe

Antetokounmpo brothers travel together to Europe

Dayton Flyers forward Kostas Antetokounmpo traveled to Europe with his brother, Milwaukee Bucks start Giannis Antetokounmpo, when the school year at UD ended. Giannis has documented the trip on social media. They have worked out together in their home country, Greece, and watched their brother Thanasis play in Spain. Kostas will be a redshirt freshman in the 2017-18 season. He enrolled at UD for the...
UD Arena upgrade: 10 things we learned from athletic director Neil Sullivan

UD Arena upgrade: 10 things we learned from athletic director Neil Sullivan

Dayton Flyers Athletic Director Neil Sullivan joined WHIO’s Larry Hansgen on the Miami Valley Morning News on Monday to talk about changes coming to UD Arena. The University of Dayton announced a $72 million upgrade Thursday. Sullivan touched on numerous aspects of the plan. Here are 10 highlights: 1. Early reviews: The reaction to the UD Arena changes has been overwhelmingly positive...
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