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 at University of Dayton Arena.
A 2015 study of college basketball staff valuations put Dayton No. 23 in the nation with 2014 corrected earnings in excess of $16.6 million (highest for non-football conference programs) and a valuation of almost $84 million (second highest for non-football conference programs and greater than programs such as Florida, Texas, and Michigan).
Shortly the faculty hired Oklahoma City Thunder assistant trainer and Dayton alum Anthony Grant as head coach on March 30, 2017. Grant served at Alabama and VCU. His first season at Dayton saw the Flyers complete the first time because the 05-06 year the team finished with a losing record.
His year featured breakout freshman Obi Toppin, who headed the group from the A10 to a third place finish. They lost their first game of the conference championship, and missed the NCAA tournament. They earned a five seed but dropped at Colorado in the first round.
Dayton has historical rivalries with various area teams such as Xavier, Wright State, and Miami (Ohio), in addition to fellow Catholic colleges such as Marquette, DePaul, and Notre Dame. Dayton has met Xavier 158 times, more than any other opponent, and holds an 84–75 edge 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. Each year Dayton plays with Atlantic 10 rival St. Louis University for the rights to the Arch Baron Cup Arch Baron Cup.

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