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Dayton (18-10) at Richmond (15-15)



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DATE & TIME: Wednesday, February 29th, 7:00 p.m. (et)

FACTS & STATS: Site: Robins Center (9,071) -- Richmond, Virginia. Television: CBSSN-Regional. Home Record: Dayton 12-4, Richmond 10-4. Away Record: Dayton 3-6, Richmond 4-10. Neutral Record: Dayton 3-0, Richmond 1-1. Conference Record: Dayton 8-6, Richmond 6-9. Series Record: Dayton leads, 10-7.

GAME NOTES: The Richmond Spiders will close out the 2011-12 regular season this evening, as they host the Dayton Flyers in an Atlantic 10 Conference clash at the Robins Center.

Dayton is enjoying an 18-10 season and the Flyers have an 8-6 record in conference, and they were considered to be one of, if not the best team in the A-10 after starting the year at 14-5. Dayton fell back to the middle of the pack however by losing four straight in late-January/early-February, but they have since rebounded with wins in four of its last five games, including a 76-43 rout of Massachusetts on Saturday. The Flyers have impressive wins over Alabama, Temple, Saint Louis and Xavier on their resume', and with a strong showing in the A-10 Tournament next week, it isn't out of the running for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.

After winning the conference tournament last season, Richmond has had a relatively disappointing season, winning as many games as it has lost overall (15-15), and it is 10th in the conference with a 6-9 record. The Spiders had won back-to-back games before falling at Xavier on Saturday, 65-57. Their home court has been a saving grace of sorts on the year however, as they are 10-4 at the Robins Center.

Dayton leads the all-time series with Richmond, 10-7, although the Spiders have won each of the last three meetings, including in last season's A-10 Conference Tournament Championship Game, 67-54.

Dayton enjoyed its widest margin of victory this season in Saturday's win over UMass. Though the Flyers shot a modest 42.1 percent from the field, they connected on 10 three-pointers while holding the Minutemen, the A-10's second- highest scoring team, to a woeful 25 percent shooting overall. Chris Johnson paced fivon the road anywhere can seem like a daunting task when its only 5-8 away from home. But the Colonials have been far from a powerhouse at home themselves, leaving the door open for the Explorers to get back on track.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: La Salle 75, George Washington 68

02/29 10:41:10 ET

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