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Dayton men's basketball to play Tulsa on Dec. 16

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the matchups for the annual Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase presented by Citi on Sunday, December 16 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The tripleheader will feature the Dayton Flyers against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. The other two games will feature Rhode Island versus West Virginia and Drexel versus Quinnipiac.

“We are excited to be a part of the Basketball Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase at Mohegan Sun Arena,” UD coach Anthony Grant said. “It’s an opportunity to play a quality opponent in Tulsa at a venue that is becoming known for college basketball.”

Tickets will be available for sale through the UD Arena Prosource Ticket Office in June. Exact date and ticket prices will be communicated to fans in the coming weeks.

General public tickets will go on sale Friday, September 7 at 10 am ET via all Ticketmaster outlets and the Mohegan Sun Arena box office.

Game time, television details and an exclusive Citi-pass pre-sale opportunity will be released at later date.

“The Basketball Hall of Fame is pleased to return to Mohegan Sun for the Holiday Showcase presented by our newest partner, Citi,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “The six teams participating, and their fans, are sure to have a memorable day of basketball in a beautiful venue this holiday season.”

Dayton finished the 2017-18 season 14-17 and returns five of its top six scorers and three of its top four rebounders. Leading the way is All-Atlantic 10 performer Josh Cunningham, a two-time captain who led the Flyers in both categories (15.6 ppg., 8.4 rpg.).

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