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.
A 2015 study of college basketball staff valuations placed Dayton No. 23 in the nation with 2014 corrected revenues in excess of $16.6 million (highest for non-football conference programs) and a valuation of almost $84 million (second highest for non-football summit programs and greater than programs such as Florida, Texas, and Michigan).
Shortly the school hired Dayton alum Anthony Grant and Oklahoma City Thunder assistant trainer as head coach. Grant formerly served as head coach at VCU and Alabama. His first season at Dayton watched 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 team from the A10 to a third place finish. They also missed the NCAA tournament for the second straight season, and lost their first game of the conference tournament. They got a five seed but dropped in the first round.
Dayton has historical rivalries with several area teams such as Xavier, Wright State, and Miami (Ohio), as well as fellow Catholic schools like Marquette, DePaul, and Notre Dame. Dayton has fulfilled Xavier 158 times, more than any other opponent, and retains an 84–75 edge in the show through 2019. Xavier and dayton play for the Blackburn/McCafferty Trophy.
With the passing of Xavier into the Big East at 2013, Dayton searched. Each year Dayton plays Atlantic 10 rival St. Louis University for its rights to the Arch Baron Cup Arch Baron Cup.
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