2017–18 Dayton Flyers men's basketball team

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2017–18 Dayton Flyers men's basketball
Dayton Flyers logo.svg
ConferenceAtlantic 10 Conference
2017–18 record14–17 (8–10 A-10)
Head coachAnthony Grant (1st season)
Associate head coachAnthony Solomon
Assistant coachJames Kane
Assistant coachRicardo Greer
Home stadiumUD Arena
Seasons
2017–18 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Rhode Island 15 3   .833     26 8   .765
St. Bonaventure 14 4   .778     26 8   .765
Davidson 13 5   .722     21 12   .636
Saint Joseph's 10 8   .556     16 16   .500
VCU 9 9   .500     18 15   .545
Saint Louis 9 9   .500     17 16   .515
George Mason 9 9   .500     16 17   .485
Richmond 9 9   .500     12 20   .375
Dayton 8 10   .444     14 17   .452
Duquesne 7 11   .389     16 16   .500
George Washington 7 11   .389     15 18   .455
La Salle 7 11   .389     13 19   .406
Massachusetts 5 13   .278     13 20   .394
Fordham 4 14   .222     9 22   .290
2018 A10 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2017–18 Dayton Flyers men's basketball team represented the University of Dayton during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Flyers were led by first-year head coach Anthony Grant and played their home games at the University of Dayton Arena as members of the Atlantic 10 Conference. They finished the season 14–17, 8–10 in A-10 play to finish in ninth place. They lost in the second round of the A-10 Tournament to VCU.

Previous season[edit]

The Flyers finished the 2016–17 season 24–8, 15–3 in A-10 play to win the regular season A-10 championship. They received the No. 1 seed in the A-10 Tournament where they lost in the quarterfinals to Davidson.[1] They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as the #7 seed in the South Region, where they lost in the First Round to #10 Wichita State.[2][3]

On March 25, 2017, head coach Archie Miller left the school to accept the head coaching position at Indiana.[4][5] The school hired Dayton alum Anthony Grant as the new head coach on March 30.[6]

Offseason[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Sam Miller 2 F 6'9" 238 Sophomore Washington, D.C. Suspended from the team[7]
Kyle Davis 3 G 6'0" 175 Senior Chicago, IL Graduated
Charles Cooke 4 G 6'5" 196 RS Senior Trenton, NJ Graduated/Went undrafted in 2017 NBA draft
Jack Parsley 10 F 6'5" 225 Junior Granville, OH Walk-on; didn't return
Scoochie Smith 11 G 6'2" 185 Senior New York, NY Graduated
Jeremiah Bonsu 14 G 5'11" 162 Senior Pickerington, OH Walk-on; graduated
Adam Goines 24 G 6'3" 193 Freshman Cincinnati, OH Walk-on; didn't return
Kendall Pollard 25 F 6'6" 230 Senior Chicago, IL Graduated
Ben Agnieszka 51 G 6'3" 196 Freshman Brecksville, OH Walk-on; didn't return

Recruiting class of 2017[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Jordan Pierce
#52 C
Scotch Plains, NJ Union Catholic Regional High School 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Sep 4, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 71
Jordan Davis
SG
Irmo, SC Dutch Fork High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Aug 27, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Jalen Crutcher
PG
Memphis, TN Ridgeway High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sep 4, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Matej Svoboda
SF
Ostrava, Czech Republic CEZ Basketball Nymburk 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Feb 5, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Obadiah Toppin
PF
Baltimore, MD Mt. Zion Prep 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 200 lb (91 kg) May 16, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2017 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2017-09-17.

Recruiting class of 2018[edit]

Preseason[edit]

In a poll of the league’s head coaches and select media members at the conference's media day, the Flyers were picked to finish in fifth place in the A-10.[8]

Roster[edit]

2017–18 Dayton Flyers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 0 Josh Cunningham 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 233 lb (106 kg) RS Jr Morgan Park
Bradley
Chicago, IL
G 1 Darrell Davis 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sr Douglass Academy Detroit, MI
G 3 Trey Landers 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 224 lb (102 kg) So Wayne Huber Heights, OH
G 4 Jordan Davis 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Dutch Fork Irmo, SC
G 10 Jalen Crutcher 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 161 lb (73 kg) Fr Ridgeway Memphis, TN
F 11 Matej Svoboda 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 224 lb (102 kg) Fr Sportovni Gymnazium Ostrava, Czec Republic
F 12 Obadiah Toppin Current redshirt 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 193 lb (88 kg) Fr Mt. Zion Prep (MD) Ossining, NY
F 13 Kostas Antetokounmpo 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 197 lb (89 kg) RS Fr Dominican Athens, Greece
C 14 Jordan Pierce 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Fr Union Catholic Scotch Plains, NJ
G 15 John Crosby 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 197 lb (89 kg) Jr New Hampton School Baltimore, MD
F 20 Xeryius Williams 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Wayne Huber Heights, OH
G 23 Jack Westerfield (W) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr St. Xavier Cincinnati, OH
F 33 Ryan Mikesell 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr St. Henry St. Henry, OH
G 44 Joey Gruden (W) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS Sr Sycamore Leesburg, VA
G 50 Dalton Stewart (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Brookville Brookville, OH
G 52 Camron Greer (W) 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Fr Rich Central Country Club Hills, IL
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: October 14, 2017

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 4, 2017*
7:00 pm
Ohio Dominican W 79–61 
UD Arena (13,350)
Dayton, OH
Non-conference regular season
Nov 10, 2017*
7:00 pm, SPEC
Ball State W 78–77  1–0
UD Arena (13,350)
Dayton, OH
Nov 16, 2017*
7:30 pm, ESPNU
vs. Hofstra
Charleston Classic quarterfinals
L 69–72  1–1
TD Arena (3,175)
Charleston, SC
Nov 17, 2017*
7:00 PM, ESPNews
vs. Ohio
Charleston Classic consolation 2nd round
W 79–65  2–1
TD Arena (3,087)
Charleston, SC
Nov 19, 2017*
3:30 PM, ESPN3
vs. Old Dominion
Charleston Classic 5th place game
L 67–74  2–2
TD Arena (2,340)
Charleston, SC
Nov 25, 2017*
7:00 pm, FS Ohio
Akron W 73–60  3–2
UD Arena (12,872)
Dayton, OH
Nov 29, 2017*
7:00 pm, CBSSN
Auburn
Charleston Classic non-bracket game
L 60–73  3–3
UD Arena (13,125)
Dayton, OH
Dec 3, 2017*
8:00 pm, SECN
at Mississippi State L 59–61  3–4
Humphrey Coliseum (7,539)
Starkville, MS
Dec 6, 2017*
7:00 pm, SPEC
Tennessee Tech W 79–66  4–4
UD Arena (12,976)
Dayton, OH
Dec 9, 2017*
3:00 pm, NBCSN
Penn L 70–78  4–5
UD Arena (13,350)
Dayton, OH
Dec 16, 2017*
7:00 pm, SPEC
Georgia State W 88–83 OT 5–5
UD Arena (13,005)
Dayton, OH
Dec 19, 2017*
10:00 pm, FS Ohio
at Saint Mary's L 54–69  5–6
McKeon Pavilion (3,500)
Moraga, CA
Dec 23, 2017*
3:00 pm, NBCSN
Wagner W 79–67  6–6
UD Arena (12,878)
Dayton, OH
Atlantic 10 regular season
Dec 30, 2017
4:00 pm, FS Ohio
at Duquesne L 62–70  6–7
(0–1)
Palumbo Center (2,572)
Pittsburgh, PA
Jan 3, 2018
8:30 pm, CBSSN
St. Bonaventure W 82–72  7–7
(1–1)
UD Arena (12,188)
Dayton, OH
Jan 6, 2018
12:00 pm, NBCSN
Massachusetts L 60–62  7–8
(1–2)
UD Arena (12,654)
Dayton, OH
Jan 9, 2018
7:00 pm, Stadium
at Richmond W 87–81  8–8
(2–2)
Robins Center (5,137)
Richmond, VA
Jan 12, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN2
VCU W 106–79  9–8
(3–2)
UD Arena (12,507)
Dayton, OH
Jan 17, 2018
6:30 pm, CBSSN
at Saint Joseph's L 65–81  9–9
(3–3)
Hagan Arena (3,251)
Philadelphia, PA
Jan 20, 2018
1:00 pm, CBSSN
Rhode Island L 74–88  9–10
(3–4)
UD Arena (13,350)
Dayton, OH
Jan 23, 2018
7:00 pm, CBSSN
Davidson W 65–64  10–10
(4–4)
UD Arena (13,173)
Dayton, OH
Jan 27, 2018
4:00 pm, CBSSN
at Saint Louis L 65–75  10–11
(4–5)
Chaifetz Arena (8,552)
St. Louis, MO
Feb 3, 2018
2:00 pm, SPEC
at Massachusetts L 82–86 2OT 10–12
(4–6)
Mullins Center (4,245)
Amherst, MA
Feb 7, 2018
7:00 pm, SPEC
Duquesne W 88–73  11–12
(5–6)
UD Arena (13,245)
Dayton, OH
Feb 10, 2018
6:00 pm, CBSSN
at VCU L 84–88 OT 11–13
(5–7)
Siegel Center (7,637)
Richmond, VA
Feb 14, 2018
7:00 pm, SPEC
at George Mason L 67–85  11–14
(5–8)
EagleBank Arena (3,047)
Fairfax, VA
Feb 17, 2018
7:00 pm, FS Ohio
Fordham W 80–70  12–14
(6–8)
UD Arena (13,350)
Dayton, OH
Feb 20, 2018
9:00 pm, ESPNU
Saint Louis W 53–50  13–14
(7–8)
UD Arena (12,577)
Dayton, OH
Feb 23, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN2
at No. 18 Rhode Island L 56–81  13–15
(7–9)
Ryan Center (7,880)
Kingston, RI
Feb 28, 2018
7:00 pm
at La Salle L 53–71  13–16
(7–10)
Tom Gola Arena (1,378)
Philadelphia, PA
Mar 3, 2018
12:30 pm, NBCSN
George Washington W 88–78  14–16
(8–10)
UD Arena (13,350)
Dayton, OH
Atlantic 10 Tournament
Mar 8, 2018
12:00 pm, NBCSN
(9) vs. (8) VCU
Second round
L 72–77  14–17
Capital One Arena (6,483)
Washington, D.C.
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Davidson stuns Dayton Flyers in A-10 tournament". daytondailynews. Retrieved 2017-07-25.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Wichita State tops Dayton in NCAA Tournament 2017: Recap, highlights, score, stats". OregonLive.com. Retrieved 2017-07-25.
  3. ^ "Wichita State's balance pushes Shockers past Dayton". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved 2017-07-25.
  4. ^ Goodman, Jeff; Katz, Andy (March 25, 2017). "Hoosiers hire Dayton's Archie Miller as coach". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  5. ^ "Archie Miller 'a great hire for IU, great hire for the state'". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved 2017-03-27.
  6. ^ "Anthony Grant Named New Dayton Men's Basketball Coach" (Press release). Dayton Flyers. March 30, 2017. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  7. ^ "Dayton Flyers' Sam Miller suspended for semester, won't play this fall". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved 2017-08-11.
  8. ^ "Rhode Island Picked to Win A-10 Men's Basketball". Atlantic 10 Conference. Atlantic10.com. October 17, 2017. Retrieved October 17, 2017.