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 study of college basketball staff valuations placed Dayton No. 23 in the nation with 2014 adjusted revenues in excess of $16.6 million (highest for non-football conference programs) and a valuation of nearly $84 million (second highest for non-football summit programs and higher than programs like Florida, Texas, and Michigan).
After Miller’s departure for Indiana, the school hired Oklahoma City Thunder assistant trainer and Dayton alum Anthony Grant as head coach. Grant formerly served as head coach at VCU and Alabama. His first time at Dayton saw the Flyers finish 14-17 overall, the first time because the 05-06 season that the team finished with a losing record.
His Second season featured breakout freshman Obi Toppin, who led the team in the A10 to a third place finish. They missed the NCAA tournament, and lost their first game of the conference tournament. They earned a five seed but dropped in the first round at Colorado.
Dayton has historical rivalries with various area teams including Xavier, Wright State, and Miami (Ohio), in addition to fellow Catholic schools like Marquette, DePaul, and Notre Dame. Dayton has fulfilled Xavier 158 occasions, more than any other opponent, and retains an 84–75 border in the show through 2019. Xavier and dayton play for the Blackburn/McCafferty Trophy.
With the passing of Xavier to the Big East at 2013, Dayton searched. Each year Dayton plays with Atlantic 10 rival St. Louis University for its rights to the Arch Baron Cup Arch Baron Cup.
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