Grant wants more consistency from Flyers


DAYTON – Seeking its first road victory of the season, the University of Dayton Flyers head to Virginia to face the Richmond Spiders on Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET.

The game will be televised digitally by Stadium via Facebook Live, and is available with live streaming audio and stats at


Dayton leads the series 17-9 and has won the previous five meetings.

Last year, the Flyers won at UD Arena, 75-59.


Since the 2012-13 season, Dayton has the most conference regular season wins with 68.

VCU is next with 66, followed by St. Bonaventure (59), Richmond (56), George Washington (55), Saint Joseph's (54) and Saint Louis (53).

The Flyers have won the Atlantic 10 regular season title in back-to-back seasons.


The Flyers have the third-toughest strength of schedule in the NCAA.

All seven of Dayton's victories came against teams with winning records.

Dayton is 7-0 this year when scoring 71 or more points, 0-8 when scoring 70 or fewer.

The Flyers have yet to win back-to-back games this season.

The Jan. 6 game against UMass was the first time UD had five players score in double figures in defeat. The last time it occurred was at Saint Joseph's on Feb. 17, 2016 in a 79-70 loss.

Josh Cunningham, a two-time Atlantic 10 Player of the Week, leads the Flyers with five double-doubles this season.

Cunningham ranks 13th in the NCAA in field goal percentage (.672) and has reached double figures in points 11 of the last 13 contests.

In Dayton's seven wins, Cunningham is averaging 9.7 shots per game. When Dayton loses, he is held to 7.8 field goal attempts per contest.

Darrell Davis has scored in double figures in all but two games this season.

In conference only games, Davis ranks tied for sixth in scoring (19.0 ppg) and is tied for Atlantic 10 lead in free throw shooting (1.000, 14 for 14).

Jalen Crutcher has a 2.6 assist-to-turnover (21 a, 8 to) ratio in the last five games.

Crutcher averaged 13.0 points in two games last week.

Jordan Davis increased his scoring average from 7.2 points in November to 9.0 in December.

Trey Landers is averaging 9.2 points and shooting .520 from the field in his last five contests.

The win over St. Bonaventure was Anthony Grant's 200th college coaching win in less than 10 full seasons as a head coach.

Dayton is one of 19 schools to have made the last four NCAA Tournaments.


Dayton returns home to host the VCU Rams on Friday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. ET.

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