Wildcats and Flyers Meet Again Tuesday Night in Dayton; Flyers won first matchup in North Carolina






Head Coach: Matt McKillop (Davidson, 2006)
Career Record: 9-9 (1st season), Record at Davidson: Same

DAYTON FLYERS (12-6, 4-1 A-10)
Head Coach: Anthony Grant (Dayton, 1987)
Career Record: 307-167 (15th season), Record at Dayton: 114-58 (6th season)

Date | Time: January 17, 2023 | 7:00 PM
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Site: UD Arena (13,409)
Radio: Davidson Radio Network
TV | Online: CBS Sports Network | CBSSports.com

Series Record: Dayton leads, 8-5
Streak: Lost 6
Last Meeting: Jan. 31, 2022 | Dayton W, 69-55 (Belk Arena)
Last Davidson Win: March 10, 2017 | W, 73-67 (A-10 Quarters)
Last Dayton Win: Jan. 31, 2022 | Won, 69-55 (Belk Arena)
First Meeting: Feb. 6, 1969 | Davidson W, 64-63
Davidson Record at Home: 2-4
Davidson Record on Road: 1-4
Davidson Record at Neutral Site: 2-0Matt McKillop‘s Record: 0-1


  • Davidson will continue its three-game conference-road stretch Tuesday evening with a 7 p.m. tip at Dayton.
  • This marks the first time since joining the Atlantic 10, the Wildcats have played three straight league games away from home.
  • The last time Davidson played three straight conference road games was during the 2011-12 campaign in the SoCon.
  • These two teams met just 18 days ago in Davidson, with the Flyers winning, 69-55 (See Page 2).
  • The Wildcats enter 9-9 overall and 2-4 in A-10 play following a 67-65 setback at George Mason Saturday afternoon.
  • Five of the ‘Cats’ six A-10 contests have come against teams predicted to finishes in the top-half of the standings.
  • Eight of Davidson’s contests this season have been decided by five or fewer points. The Wildcats won the first three, but have dropped five straight decided by that margin.
  • Since joining the A-10 in 2014-15, Davidson has won two regular season titles (2015, 2022), a tournament title (2018), made three NCAA Tournaments (2015, 2018, 2022) and totaled 93 league wins (11.3 per year).
  • The Wildcats have recorded an average finish of 4.0 in the 15-team conference and made the A-10 semifinals each year.
  • Preseason all-conference selection Foster Loyer continues to lead the ‘Cats in scoring, averaging 16.1 points per game.
  • The red-shirt senior enters just 16 points shy of 1,000 for his career. He would become the 54th player in school history and fourth transfer to hit the milestone.
  • Loyer ranks among league leaders in scoring (16.1/8th), 3-pointers made (41/8th), free-throw percentage (.897/1st), 3-pointers per game (2.3/8th), assists per game (4.6/3rd) and steals per game (1.7/4th).
  • Loyer and teammate David Skogman (.878) rank 1-2 in the league in free-throw percentage.
  • Redshirt junior Sam Mennenga is also contributing double figures (15.5 ppg) for the ‘Cats, while leading the team in rebounding (7.2 rpg).
  • Mennenga ranks among A-10 leaders in both scoring (17th) and rebounding (7th) categories.
  • Sophomore Desmond Watson is averaging 11.7 points over his last 12 games.


  • Despite four players in double figures, Davidson fell at George Mason, 67-65, in Atlantic 10 men’s basketball action Saturday afternoon inside EagleBank Arena.
  • Foster Loyer and Grant Huffman paced Davidson with 16 points each, while fellow starters Sam Mennenga and Desmond Watson added 13 apiece.
  • Trailing 62-56 with just 2:49 left following a 9-0 Mason run, the Wildcats answered with a 9-2 spurt capped by a pair of Loyer free throws to retake the lead, 65-64, with 25 ticks remaining.
  • On the next possession, Josh Okuro, who led the Patriots with 22 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists, went to the line with just 14 seconds left and made both to put his club back ahead for good.
  • Davidson had one last chance in the waning seconds, but Loyer’s straight-away 3-pointer caromed off the side of the rim.
  • After George Mason (11-7, 3-2) took its first lead of the contest, 49-48, midway through the second half, Davidson responded scoring six of the next eight points to go back up, 54-51.
  • For the third consecutive contest, the Wildcats started fast, this time jumping out to a 14-2 advantage thanks to four early triples. Mason slowly chipped away, cutting the deficit to 28-27, but Davidson closed on an 8-2 spurt to lead 36-31 at the half.


  • Davidson will conclude its three-game conference road swing Tuesday, January 24 with a 7 p.m. tip at La Salle.


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