The Dayton Flyers will host the North Texas Mean Green in non-conference play Tuesday night from the University of Dayton Arena. The Mean Green tallied a 73-65 home win over Little Rock in their previous contest, and the Flyers topped Drake by a 78-47 score on Saturday.
North Texas Earns Second Win in Last Three Games
The North Texas Mean Green enter this tough matchup with confidence. They crushed Little Rock last time out by a 76-53 score in a tilt that had North Texas favored by 5.5 points. The Mean Green have now won two out of their last three games with the lone loss in that span occurring against Oklahoma.
Look out for Umoja Gibson who is red-hot, netting at least 19 points in five out of his last six games. The sophomore guard even scored 21 points in the loss to Oklahoma, and he has lifted his average to 15.8 PPG on 46.2% shooting. Javion Hamlet has shot below 34% in four out of his last five games. The junior guard has scored a combined 20 points in his last three games and is now posting 8.7 PPG. Deng Geu only scored five points in the win against Little Rock. The senior forward owns solid numbers, averaging 8.6 points on a 53% clip from the field accompanied with 6.6 rebounds.
The Mean Green are currently placed 133rd in the country in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings and are 1-2 on the road which included aloss to VCU. North Texas is having trouble offensively, averaging only 64.8 points, ranking them 308th overall. They are holding opponents to 61 points, good for 38th in DI.
#13 Dayton Registers Three Straight Dominant Wins
The Dayton Flyers continue to dominate. They have won three straight games all by double-digits in points which included an easy 78-47 home win against Drake on Saturday to cover the 15.5 point spread. Dayton’s lone defeat of the season came against a ranked Kansas team and they have also defeated Saint Mary’s.
Obi Toppin continues to shine, logging at least a 53% clip from the field in each game this season which included 19 points in Saturday’s victory. The sophomore forward has eclipsed 20 points five times this season, and he is sporting an average of 21.1 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. Jalen Crutcher scored 21 points in a win against Saint Mary’s last week. The junior guard is a big threat from three-point range where he is shooting 38% on the year, and he is averaging 12.1 PPG. Ryan Mikesell has cooled off recently, netting less than 10 points in three straight games. The senior forward is having a solid season, posting 10.3 PPG on 53% shooting.
The Flyers are currently ranked #13th in the AP Top 25, and Ken Pomeroy has them at 14th in his ratings. They feature a perfect 5-0 home record. Dayton is an offensive powerhouse and they are averaging a sizzling 86.3 points, good for third in the country. They are allowing an average of 67.3 points, placing them 154th in DI.
The North Texas Mean Green are:
- 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 road games.
- 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games following a straight-up win.
- 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games following an ATS win.
The top supporting trends found on covers.com are: The Dayton Flyers are:
- 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight-up win.
- 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.