Dayton Flyers men’s basketball

Dayton Flyers men’s basketball

The Dayton Flyers men’s basketball team is a midsize major college basketball program that competes in NCAA Division I and the Atlantic 10 Conference (A-10) representing the University of Dayton in Ohio. The Flyers play their home games.
A 2015 analysis of college basketball team valuations placed Dayton No. 23 in the country with 2014 corrected revenues in excess of $16.6 million (highest for non-football conference applications ) and a valuation of nearly $84 million (second highest for non-football conference programs and higher than programs like Florida, Texas, and Michigan).
After Miller’s departure for Indiana, the faculty hired Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach and Dayton alum Anthony Grant as head coach on March 30, 2017. Grant formerly served as head coach at VCU and Alabama. His first season at Dayton saw the Flyers finish 14-17 overall, the first time since the 05-06 season the team finished with a losing record.
His season featured breakout freshman Obi Toppin, who led the team to a third place finish from the A10. They also missed the NCAA tournament, and lost their first game of the conference championship. They got a five seed in the NIT, but lost at Colorado in the first round.
Dayton has historic rivalries with several area teams such as Xavier, Wright State, and Miami (Ohio), in addition to fellow Catholic colleges like Marquette, DePaul, and Notre Dame. Dayton has fulfilled Xavier 158 times, more than any other competitor, and holds an 84–75 border in the show through 2019. Xavier and dayton play for the Blackburn/McCafferty Trophy.
With the passing of Xavier to the Big East in 2013, Dayton searched for a new Atlantic 10 competition game that involved a trophy. Each year Dayton plays Atlantic 10 rival St. Louis University for the rights to the Arch Baron Cup Arch Baron Cup.

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