Dayton Flyers News: #25 Men’s Basketball Plays Final Road Game Of The Year Tuesday At Saint Louis

By Bert Leeson

3 5 2024




Game Time Is 9 P.M. ET


DAYTON — The University of Dayton men’s basketball team, ranked 25th in this week’s AP poll, is at Saint Louis on Tuesday.  Game time is 9  p.m. ET.  Dayton is 22-6 overall and third in the A-10 at 12-4.  UD’s four league losses are by a total of 16 points.

The game will be carried by WHIO Radio, televised on CBS Sports Network and streamed on the CBS Sports App. Streaming audio, video and live stats are available at

Dayton was upset 77-72 at Loyola on Friday.  DaRon Holmes II led UD with 20 points, Enoch Cheeks scored a season-high 16 and Nate Santos had 13.  UD had a season-high 22 turnovers.

• Anthony Grant is on the Naismith National Coach of the Year the Late-Season Watch List.
• DaRon Holmes II was named Preseason First Team All-Atlantic 10 and to the Preseason All-Defensive Team.  He was the only player on the first team and the defensive team.
• Holmes is on four prestigious preseason watch lists — Atlanta Tip-Off Club’s Naismith Award (Mid-Season Top 30), the Los Angeles Athletic Club’s John R. Wooden Award (Late Season Top 20) the USBWA Oscar Robertson Watch List (top 40) and the Karl Malone Award (finalist).
• Holmes leads the A-10 in scoring (20.0) and UD in rebounding (8.0).  He is the only player in the league’s top six in scoring, rebounding, FG%, and blocked shots.
• Holmes is now the Dayton career record holder for blocked shots (209) and dunks (231).
• He the only player in D-I who has more than 60 blocks, 60 dunks and 60 assists this season.  Holmes has 62, 61 and 71 respectively.   Holmes also has 27 threes and is shooting .380 (27-71) from deep.  He had just seven threes in his first two years at UD.
• He has been national player of the week three times (March Madness, USBWA Robertson Trophy, Lute Olson Award) and has been A-10 Player of the Week five times in conference play.
• Nate Santos was named to the Charleston Classic All-Tournament Team.  UD finished second in Charleston.  He was also named Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Week on Nov. 20.
• Santos needed 10 games to match what he scored in two years at Pitt (116 points in 54 G).
• Koby Brea leads the nation in 3-pt. FG% (min. 2.5/game.).  Brea is shooting .488 (80-164).
• As a team, Dayton is seventh in D-I in 3-pt. FG% (.395, 258-653).  The school record is .392.
• Brea is third at UD in career 3-pt. FG% (.426, 204-479).  Norm Grevey is second (.432).
• Kobe Elvis was named the A-10 Co-Player of the Week after scoring 27 points in the UC win.  He was 14-for-14 from the line in that game, the third-best single-game performance at UD.
• Elvis missed his first free throw of the season, and made his next 37, breaking old the UD record held by Damon Goodwin and Darrell Davis.
• Javon Bennett leads the A-10 in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.4) by nearly a full assist (2.7).
• Enoch Cheeks has scored in double figures in six of the last eight games (twice in first 20).
• Dayton leads the A-10 in scoring defense (65.0 ppg.).  Richmond is second (66.1).
• Malachi Smith was injured seven minutes into the opener, and after successful surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee, is out for the rest of the year.

• UD closes out the regular season at home with VCU on Friday.
•  Game time is 7 p.m. ET.