Thu, Aug 26, 2021
DAYTON – The University of Dayton has announced that it will open the 2021-22 men’s basketball season with an exhibition game against Cedarville on Monday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. ET.
Dayton and Cedarville have played 28 times in men’s basketball competition games, with the last meeting coming during the 1949-50 season. Cedarville is also believed to be the first intercollegiate opponent in Dayton basketball history. The two schools first played a men’s basketball game in the final contest of the 1904-05 season. UD leads the series 23-5.
The Flyers and the Yellow Jackets also played an exhibition game prior to the 2019-20 season.
Dayton was 14-10 in 2020-21, reaching the NIT. UD has qualified for the postseason in the last three seasons since Anthony Grant took over as coach at his alma mater in 2017. The Flyers reached the NIT in 2019, were granted the A-10’s automatic qualifier to the NCAA tournament when the A-10 championship was cancelled last year, and the NIT in 2021. UD has also reached post-season play six of the last seven years.
The Flyers return eight letterwinners, and add three immediately-eligible Division I transfers (headlined by Georgia transfer Toumani Camara) and a nationally-ranked recruiting class for the 2021-22 season.
Dayton’s 13-game non-conference schedule was announced on August 4. The Flyers open the season on Tuesday, Nov. 9 against UIC. UD’s Atlantic 10 schedule will be announced sometime in early September.
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