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Game 26: University of Dayton, Wednesday, February 14th, 7 PM, MASN

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by Washingtonian, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. Washingtonian

    Washingtonian All-American

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    For those that do not live in the DC area, it appears this game will cost money for people to watch, as it is a premium game:
    http://www.atlantic10.com/liveEvent...=799986&SPID=136228&DB_LANG=C&db_oem_id=31600

    However, if anyone on here is from the Dayton area, it is being shown on Spectrum Sports.

    Dayton comes in with a 11-13 record, 5-7 in the A-10, and 1-7 in true road games.

    Dayton's schedule is here: http://daytonflyers.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball

    Dayton's roster is here: http://daytonflyers.com/roster.aspx?path=mbball

    Last season's box score from the game at Dayton: http://gomason.com/boxscore.aspx?id=6838&path=mbball

    Dayton's stats are here: http://daytonflyers.com/cumestats.aspx?path=mbball&year=2017&

    Josh Cunningham is averaging 16.7 PPG/8.8 RPG (got six points off the bench in last season's game), Darrell Davis is averaging 16.3 PPG (shoots 38.3 on 3 pointers, 59-154), Trey Landers is averaging 10.0 PPG/5.2 RPG. Jordan Davis is shooting 42.9% on 3 pointers (48-112).

    Discuss.
  2. patriot2000

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    Dayton is not great this year but the fact that they have a couple of good 3 point shooters obviously does not bode well for us. There's a lot of things our team does well but I don't think this is a great matchup for us. But who knows... I love this sport, I love this league, and anything can happen!

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  3. Patriotsince81

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    I would love to win two in a row at home. We need this one to put more distance between ourselves and the PIG. That being said, Dayton wins by 10. I would love to be wrong on this one.
  4. dr. gunnie

    dr. gunnie Poster of the Year Staff Member

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    John Crosby, still bitter we wouldn’t take him at Mason, continues to haunt us by hitting 5 3’s including one at the buzzer.

    Dayton - 72
    Mason - 71
  5. KAOriginal

    KAOriginal All-Conference

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    For the record Anthony Grant is 1-1 at the Patriot Center and 5-1 against Mason.
  6. phoenix-arizona

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    If your girl doesn’t like the idea of spending vDay at a mason game, drop her quick
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  7. gmujim92

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    Dayton has struggled on the road, but they’re a bad matchup for us because they can really shoot the 3. I’m pretty sure they are either the best or second-best shooting team in the conference.

    If we don’t make a concerted effort to run them off the 3-point line, it could get ugly.
  8. Washingtonian

    Washingtonian All-American

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    Mark it down, Gunnie plays the game of who goes off on Mason that no one expects.
  9. MudKat

    MudKat Four-star Recruit

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    Loss number 15...
  10. GSII

    GSII Hall of Famer

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    VT hit 11 three's on Uva, which implements a similar defense. The philosophy is to give the 3 before giving up defensive/rebounding position. Guess just pray?
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  11. GMUgemini

    GMUgemini Hall of Famer

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    11 3s in an OT game...a game that was 61-60...and where VT scored 16 points in the second half. I'd say normally UVA wins that game, but they shot like crap themselves.
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  12. gmujim92

    gmujim92 Hall of Famer

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    In a perfect world, you have good enough defenders to close off the paint and still get a hand up on the 3.

    VT hit some very heavily contested 3s and that’s what you have to do to beat UVa.

    But in our case, prayer certainly couldn’t hurt. :D
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    Plink833 Preferred Walk-On

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  14. psyclone

    psyclone All-Conference

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    From kenpom for in-conference, on offense Dayton is:
    • second in the A10 in effective FG% (we're 11 defensively on that same stat)
    • fourth in 3 pt % (we're 7th defending the 3)
    • first in 2 pt % (we're 13th defending the 2)
    • 11th in turnover % when on offense (we're last in turning over other offenses)
    Dayton's weaknesses appear mostly on defense:
    • 13th in overall defensive efficiency (we're 11th)
    • 12th in defensive effective fg% and turnover %
    • 12th in defending the 3
    • and dead last in blocking % and steal %
    Given our own defensive failings, I'm predicting "over" is the better bet. And a high probability of it being a "Wings" game (we score 70 or more).

    I seem to remember 2 years ago, a better Dayton team conducting a real clinic at the Patriot Center beating us down the floor, beating us by 34 pts. Watching Dayton at home scorching VCU earlier this year on tv reminded me of that.
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    Jack Strop Starter

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    So, what you saying is the first team to hit 90 wins the game? I hope our boys can keep up.
  16. psyclone

    psyclone All-Conference

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    Me too!

    Although 2 years ago, Dayton likely wanted to beat Shevon down the court so a fast paced game was particularly in their interest. I'm thinking Calixte and Wilson are quicker in getting back than he was.
  17. GMU_DCU

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    Cunningham is going to get his, going to be a handful for years to come. Can we stop their perimeter players and keep them off the offensive boards?

    Don’t have a good feeling about this one, plus it’s hard for this team to put together two solid efforts in a row.

    Dayton 79
    Mason 68
  18. gmujim92

    gmujim92 Hall of Famer

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    Actually he’s a junior so thankfully we only have to deal with him for one more year.
  19. Washingtonian

    Washingtonian All-American

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    I have MASN in the title, but I know of people that live in NYC that are Mason fans, so it is good info to know that they would have to pay for it (or subscribe) to the A-10 Network to watch.
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    Dayton 75
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