Get to know SU NCAA Tournament opponent Dayton

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NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 11: Charles Cooke #4 of the Dayton Flyers grabs a rebound as ShawnDre’ Jones #3 of the Richmond Spiders crashes into Dyshawn Pierre #21 of the Dayton Flyers during the Quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Basketball Tournament at the Barclays Center on March 11, 2016 in New York, New York. […]

The Syracuse University men’s basketball team has made the NCAA Tournament as a No. 10 seed, and the Orange will be facing No. 7 seed Dayton.

SU is 1-2 all-time against the Flyers and 0-1 against them in the NCAA Tournament.

In 2014, SU lost to Dayton 55-53 in the tournament.

Here’s what to know about the 2015-2016 Flyers:

  • Former Orange guard Allen Griffin is a Dayton assistant
  • Record: 25-7 overall, 14-4 in the Atlantic 10
  • Advanced to the A-10 Championship semifinals, losing to St. Joseph’s
  • Led by two all-conference place, Charles Cooke and Dyshawn Pierre
  • Cooke leads the team with 15.7 points per game

The Orange will face Dayton on Friday at 12:15 p.m. in St. Louis.

Ticket information is available on Cuse.com.

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