Dayton Flyers only team with losing record in ESPN Events Invitational

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Dayton (1-3) placed 84th in those same odds when the season began on November 9, but fell to No.130, its lowest point since the 2017-18 season, due to the streak. three consecutive defeats.

The Flyers were outscored 14-3 in the final four minutes in an 87-81 loss to Austin Peay on Saturday. In the previous match, they were outplayed for most of the match in a 78-59 loss to Lipscomb. The trouble began in Game 2 of the season with a 59-58 loss to Lowell, though Dayton needed a 19-0 run in the second half to win its first game 64-54 over Illinois-Chicago.

Dayton has not lost four games in a row since January 2014, when the team that would reach the Elite Eight later in the season lost games to Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth, Rhode Island and Saint Joseph’s. He has not lost four straight games this season start since the start of the 1992-93 season with five straight losses to Illinois, UAB, Alaska-Anchorage, Vanderbilt and the University of Miami.

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This is the type of story Dayton would like to avoid when playing in Miami.

“It’s just a good opportunity to show what we’ve been working on,” said Dayton guard Elijah Weaver, “and we’ll try to put it in place for the rest of the season.”

Dayton forward Zimi Nwokeji could make his season debut in Orlando. He has missed the last four games with an upper body injury. He was available on Saturday but did not play. Grant has said he will be available in the tournament.

“He’s coming,” Grant said. “I think right now he needs to get his rhythm and timing and all that, but he’s been allowed to participate fully in training.”


Dayton vs. Miami (Florida), noon, ESPN2, 1290, 95.7


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