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Dayton (12-4) at Fordham (7-8)



The Sports Network

DATE & TIME: Wednesday, January 15, 9 p.m. (ET)

FACTS & STATS: Site: Rose Hill Gym (3,470) -- Bronx, New York. Television: SNY. Home Record: Dayton 8-2, Fordham 5-3. Away Record: Dayton 2-1, Fordham 2-5. Neutral Record: Dayton 2-1, Fordham 0-0. Conference Record: Dayton 0-1, Fordham 0-2. Series Record: Dayton leads, 23-5.

GAME NOTES: The Fordham Rams face an uphill battle tonight when they take on the Dayton Flyers in Atlantic 10 Conference play at Rose Hill Gym.

Fordham, which has lost four in a row, is 5-23 all-time against the Flyers. That includes losses in the last seven meetings. Dayton won big at home in last year's matchup, 96-51.

The Rams suffered a 77-74 overtime loss at home to Richmond last Saturday. Branden Frazier scored a game-high 29 points on 11-of-20 shooting. He added six rebounds in 41 minutes of action. Jon Severe was the only other player to contribute double figures for the Rams, netting 19 points on 4-of-22 shooting. Ryan Canty and Ryan Rhoomes each grabbed 11 rebounds for the Rams.

Severe (21.4 ppg) and Frazier (18.9 ppg) are the highest-scoring backcourt tandem in the A-10. Severe leads all Division I freshmen in scoring and is averaging 25.8 ppg over his last six games, but he is shooting only 36.1 percent from the field for the season. Mandell Thomas (13.5 ppg, 5.1 rpg) leads the team with 27 steals. The Rams, who employ a four-guard offense, are averaging 77.1 ppg, but give up the most in the conference at 77.7 ppg. There are other extremes too. The Rams are the best free-throw shooting squad in the A-10 at 73.7 percent, but the worst at shooting from the floor (.408). Rhoomes (7.6 ppg, 7.5 rpg) is second in the A-10 in field goal percentage (.667).

Dayton had its three-game win streak broken last Saturday in a 67-59 decision at home against Saint Louis. Jordan Sibert had 15 points and Dyshawn Pierre scored 13 for the Flyers, who were playing their conference opener. The Flyers lead the A-10 in field goal percentage (.472) and 3-point field goal percentage (.380). They are also fourth in scoring averaging (76.6 ppg).

Three Dayton players are averaging double digits in scoring, led by Sibert (12.8 ppg). Devin Oliver (11.6 ppg, 7.3 rpg) and Pierre (11.4 ppg, 6.4 rpg) are also part of the starting lineup, while Vee Sanford (9.4 ppg) is a top contributor off the bench. Khari Price is third in the A-10 in 3-point field goal accuracy (.439). Sibert leads the A-10 in that category (.474), while Jalen Robinson has come on of late. The sophomore forward/center is averaging 7.8 ppg in his last eight contests, after netting just 1.2 ppg in the first six games.

Dayton has won 13 of the last 14 meetings in this series, and there's no reason to think the Flyers won't dominate tonight's contest.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Dayton 83, Fordham 69

01/15 10:32:34 ET

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