NCAA Tournament March Madness

#22 Dayton

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Projected seed: 10 (automatic qualifier)

Dayton's season has been a tale of peaks and valleys, where big wins and tough losses have shaped their tournament outlook. They've shown they can compete with top-tier programs, notching wins against strong competition like LSU and St. John's on neutral courts, and handling business in conference play against opponents like Davidson and Cincinnati. However, losses to teams like Richmond and George Mason away from home have dinged their resume. While their defense is among the nation's elite, their offensive inconsistencies have led to struggles in putting away games they should win. The Flyers' ability to clean things up on offense while maintaining their defensive intensity in their final games, especially against rivals like VCU, will be paramount to solidifying their standing for the tournament and possibly improving their seeding. Dayton's performance against these teams, which are not pushovers yet beatable for a team of Dayton's caliber, will be critical as the season winds down.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/6SIUE298W63-47
11/10@Northwestern26L71-66
11/16(N)LSU88W70-67
11/17(N)St John's35W88-81
11/19(N)Houston3L69-55
11/24Youngstown St132W77-69
11/29@SMU62W65-63
12/2Grambling238W76-46
12/9Troy131W82-70
12/16(N)Cincinnati64W82-68
12/20Oakland142W91-67
12/30Longwood193W78-69
1/3@Davidson109W72-59
1/7Massachusetts85W64-60
1/12@Duquesne98W72-62
1/16St Louis196W70-65
1/20Rhode Island201W96-62
1/23@La Salle191W66-54
1/27@Richmond68L69-64
1/30G Washington226W83-61
2/2St Bonaventure93W76-71
2/6@St Joseph's PA121W94-79
2/9@VCU79L49-47
2/13Duquesne98W75-59
2/17Fordham216W78-70
2/21@George Mason103L71-67
2/27Davidson109W80-66
3/1@Loyola-Chicago94L77-72
3/5@St Louis19680%
3/8VCU7976%