The Dayton Flyers men’s basketball team is a mid 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 put Dayton No. 23 in the country with 2014 corrected earnings in excess of $16.6 million (highest for non-football conference applications ) and a valuation of almost $84 million (second highest for non-football summit programs and higher than programs such as Florida, Texas, and Michigan).
After Miller’s death for Indiana, the school hired Dayton alum Anthony Grant and Oklahoma City Thunder assistant trainer as head coach. Grant formerly served at VCU and Alabama. His first season at Dayton saw the Flyers complete the first time since the 05-06 season the team finished with a losing record.
His Second year featured breakout freshman Obi Toppin, who led the group in the A10 to a third place finish. They lost their first game of the conference tournament, and also missed the NCAA tournament for the second consecutive season. They earned a five seed but lost in the first round at Colorado.
Dayton has historic rivalries with several area teams such as Xavier, Wright State, and Miami (Ohio), as well as fellow Catholic colleges like Marquette, DePaul, and Notre Dame. Dayton has fulfilled Xavier 158 occasions, more than any other opponent, and holds an 84–75 border in the show through 2019. Xavier and dayton play for the Blackburn/McCafferty Trophy.
With the departure of Xavier to the Big East in 2013, Dayton searched for a new Atlantic 10 rivalry game that included a trophy. Every year Dayton plays Atlantic 10 rival St. Louis University for its rights to the Arch Baron Cup Arch Baron Cup.
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