GW vs. Dayton men’s basketball preview

George Washington (10-11, 4-4 Atlantic 10)
Dayton (17-4, 7-2 A-10)

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Smith Center
TV: none
Radio: WAGE 1200 AM (available on the Internet at Broadcast.com)
Campus radio: WRGW 540 AM (available on GWTV Channel 22; available on Internet at www.gwradio.com)
Totalcast: Available at www.gwsports.comRankings: Dayton is ranked 35th in Associated Press Poll and 27th in ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ Poll: Dayton is 30th in the unofficial Ratings Percentage Index (Strength of Schedule is 103rd); GW is 104th in RPI (SOS is 46th)
Standings: Dayton is first in the A-10 West; GW is second
Flyers’ last game: Beat Duquesne 93-77 Sunday at home
Flyers’ current winning streak: One game
Dayton on the road in 1999-2000: 4-3 (2-2 in the A-10)
Flyers’ current road losing streak: One game
GW at home in 1999-2000: 5-3 (3-1 in the A-10)
GW’s current home winning streak: Four games
All-time series: GW leads 8-2 (1996-present)
All-time series at Smith Center: GW leads 4-0
Last meeting: 83-76, Dayton (Jan. 22, 2000 at UD Arena)
Last meeting at Smith Center: 81-69, GW (Jan. 14, 1999)
Series streaks: GW has won three of last four games overall and all four games at the Smith Center
Flyers’ leading scorer: Senior center Mark Ashman (13.9 points per game)
Flyers’ coach: Oliver Purnell (sixth year)
Purnell’s record at Dayton: 84-81 (35-38 in the A-10)
Purnell vs. GW: 3-8
Tom Penders vs. Dayton: 3-3
Dayton notes: Founded in 1850; a private Catholic university; fourth year in A-10; shared A-10 West title in 1997-’98; this season, Flyers opened 8-0, won at New Mexico, beat Kentucky but lost at Cleveland State; in A-10, has won at UMass and St. Joseph’s, but lost at Fordham and Xavier

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