Despite the difference in seeding, these teams only finished one game apart in the regular season. The teams split the regular season meetings. Both home teams won during the regular season matchups. Xavier had a bye in the opening round while Dayton defeated the 11-seeded George Washington Colonials, 67-50, on March 6.
Tu Holloway leads Xavier with 16.7 points per game and 5.4 assists per game. Kevin Dillard and Chris Johnson were virtually tied for the scoring lead for Xavier. Dillard averaged 12.9 points while Johnson averaged 12.8. Against George Washington in the last outing, the Flyers were led in scoring led by a 19-point, eight rebound effort from forward Devin Oliver.
By The Numbers:
Both Dayton and Xavier can hit from behind the arc. Xaiver's season three-point percentage is .354 vs. Dayton's .346. Dayton is 52nd in the country in points per possession offense (1.061) but only 175th in points per possession defense (0.990). Xavier is 144th in points per possession offense (1.007) but 88th in points per possession defense (0.954). Dayton has won six of their last eight games while Xavier is 4-4. Dayton leads the all-time series, 84-73.
Game Time: 9 p.m.
Venue: Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ
TV: CBS Sports Network
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