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 analysis of college basketball team valuations put Dayton No. 23 in the country with 2014 corrected revenues in excess of $16.6 million (highest for non-football conference programs) along with a valuation of almost $84 million (second highest for non-football summit programs and higher than programs like Florida, Texas, and Michigan).
Shortly after Miller’s departure for Indiana, the school hired Oklahoma City Thunder assistant trainer and Dayton alum Anthony Grant as head coach on March 30, 2017. Grant served as head coach at Alabama and VCU. His first season at Dayton watched the Flyers complete the first time since the 05-06 season that 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 tournament, and also missed the NCAA championship for the second straight season. They got a five seed but lost in the first round at Colorado.
Dayton has historic rivalries with various area teams such as Xavier, Wright State, and Miami (Ohio), as well as fellow Catholic colleges such as Marquette, DePaul, and Notre Dame. Dayton has fulfilled Xavier 158 times, more than any other competitor, and holds an 84–75 border in the series through 2019. Xavier and dayton play for the Blackburn/McCafferty Trophy.
With the departure of Xavier into the Big East in 2013, Dayton searched for a fresh Atlantic 10 rivalry game that included a trophy. Every year Dayton plays Atlantic 10 rival St. Louis University for the rights to the Arch Baron Cup Arch Baron Cup.

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