The Dayton Flyers men’s basketball team is a midsize major college basketball program that competes in NCAA Division I and the Atlantic 10 Conference (A-10) representing the University of Dayton in Ohio. The Flyers play their home games at University of Dayton Arena.
A 2015 study of college basketball staff valuations put Dayton No. 23 in the country with 2014 corrected earnings in excess of $16.6 million (greatest for non-football conference applications ) and a valuation of almost $84 million (second greatest for non-football summit programs and higher than programs like Florida, Texas, and Michigan).
Shortly the faculty hired Oklahoma City Thunder assistant trainer and Dayton alum Anthony Grant as head coach. Grant served at VCU and Alabama. His first time at Dayton saw the Flyers finish 14-17 overall, the first time since the 05-06 season the team finished with a losing record.
His season featured breakout freshman Obi Toppin, who led the group to a third place finish from the A10. They also missed the NCAA championship for the second consecutive season, and lost their first game of the conference tournament. They earned a five seed but lost in the first round at Colorado.
Dayton has historical rivalries with several area teams such as Xavier, Wright State, and Miami (Ohio), as well as fellow Catholic schools such as Marquette, DePaul, and Notre Dame. Dayton has met Xavier 158 times, more than any other opponent, and retains an 84–75 border in the show through 2019. Dayton and Xavier play for the Blackburn/McCafferty Trophy.
With the passing of Xavier to the Big East at 2013, Dayton hunted. Every year Dayton plays Atlantic 10 rival St. Louis University for its rights to the Arch Baron Cup Arch Baron Cup.

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