Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Know your enemy- @ Dayton Flyers

Our first real road game... and they are pumped to have us there. Anthony Grant returns to the place where he played hoping to send the home fans unhappy. The Flyers are 5-3 and are coming off a home beating at the hands of the mighty Buffalo Bulls (not Bills) 84-55 and a road loss at Mark Gottfried's former HC gig (Murray St).

Season to date

4 guys are averaging 10PPG with Kevin Dillard leading the way at 12.4 (also has 5.4 assist per game). Matt Kavanaugh pulls down 7 board per. Paul Williams and Luke Fabrizius hit beyond the arc at a .450 clip... need to watch them.

Link to Dayton Flyers blog

- 70.4 PPG
- 44.1% FG
- 33.7% 3pt FG
- 75.5% FT
- 13.3 turnovers

Prediction- As Mitchell stated in comments, Dayton won the Old Spice Classic then followed that up with 2 inexplicable losses to Buffalo and Murray St. Which team will we see... and will someone on our team step up and hit the outside shot? These questions to be answered at 7PM ET... not on TV so find an internet station to stream.

Bama by 4... I think this one will be close as we are not exactly a scoring machine.

Game can be watched on daytonflyers.com


MSmilie said...

It's hard to figure this Dayton team out. They win the Old Spice Classic (admittedly, a weak field this year), but then lose by something like 30 points at home to Dayton.
Despite that, I'm sure the team and their fans will be fired up to get a ranked team from a power conference in their building. This will be the first true road game for the freshmen so it will be interesting to see how they perform. Alabama is the better team but, due to the anticipated environment, this is a toss-up game.

MSmilie said...

Correction: Dayton did not lose by 30 at home to themselves....though that would have been quite a feat. They lost at home by 30 to Buffalo.