Dayton vs. Saint Louis: Full Game Preview

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Dayton vs. Saint Louis: Full Game Preview
Dayton
(12-8, 3-5 away)
Saint Louis
(15-5, 13-2 home)
Venue: Chaifetz Arena
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, February 02, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Dayton K Dillard 14.8 D Oliver 8.5 K Dillard 4.9
Saint Louis D Evans 11.0 D Evans 6.5 J Jett 3.6

Dayton heads to Chaifetz Arena on Saturday to take on Saint Louis. It takes place at 2:00 EST and you can catch it on NBCSN. The Flyers are 3-5 against the Billikens over the last four years. They lost 58-50 the last time they played (2/4/2012).

Dayton is in 12th place in the A-10, Saint Louis is in 3rd place.

In their last match-up on January 30th, Vee Sanford put up 16 points for the Flyers in a loss to Xavier, 66-61. He is averaging 12.9 points and 2.8 rebounds per game. For the Billikens, Jordair Jett finished with 19 points in the 75-58 blowout of Butler on January 31st. With 3.6 assists per game and 1.6 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. The Four Factors in which Saint Louis stands out are defensive rebounding percentage at 73.0 and free throw rate at 42.2.

Saint Louis StatSmack

  • Dayton is better under pressure, and has defeated Saint Louis in 7 out of the last 9 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • The Dayton assist leader (Kevin Dillard) has more assists than the Saint Louis assist leader (Jordair Jett).
  • Dayton has a better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (63.95% to 56.35%).
  • Dayton has a much better NCSA Power Ranking than Saint Louis (#40 vs #54).
  • Kevin Dillard is ranked 9th in the A-10 in points, 9th in the A-10 in three-pointers, and 5th in the A-10 in assists.
  • Dayton has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Saint Louis ($40,330 vs $43,551).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Dayton currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (990 to 923) than Saint Louis, per the NCAA.
  • We just win. Dayton has more wins over the last 5 years than Saint Louis (129 vs 109).
  • The Dayton basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Saint Louis (90% vs 67%).
  • Dayton can actually jump, with more rebounds (35.1 per game vs 31.9 per game) than Saint Louis this season.
UD Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Kevin Dillard 32 15 2 5 1 0 3
B Devin Oliver 30 9 8 2 1 0 2
B Vee Sanford 29 13 3 2 1 0 2
C+ Dyshawn Pierre 25 8 4 2 0 0 2
C+ Josh Benson 25 10 5 1 0 1 2
C Jalen Robinson 18 6 5 1 1 0 1
C- Khari Price 18 3 1 1 0 0 1
C- M. Derenbecker 13 6 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Devon Scott 7 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Alex Gavrilovic 8 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Mitch Asmus 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
D B. Vonderhaar 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
SLU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Dwayne Evans 29 11 7 1 1 1 2
B- Mike McCall Jr 31 11 3 3 1 0 2
B- Cody Ellis 26 11 4 1 1 0 1
B- K. Mitchell 31 9 2 4 1 0 2
B- Jordair Jett 28 9 3 4 2 0 2
C+ Cory Remekun 22 6 3 0 0 1 1
C Rob Loe 23 7 3 1 0 0 1
C- Jake Barnett 17 4 3 1 1 0 1
C- Grandy Glaze 13 4 3 1 1 0 1
D+ John Manning 8 3 1 0 0 1 0
D Keith Carter 13 3 1 1 0 0 0
D Joey Lepak 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Sean Duff 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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