Dayton faces Virginia Tech in Maui Invitational
Dayton (4-0) vs. Virginia Tech (6-0)
Maui Invitational , Lahaina Civic Center, Lahaina, Hawaii; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Dayton and Virginia Tech are set to face off in the Maui Invitational. Virginia Tech earned a 71-66 win over Michigan State in its most recent game, while Dayton won easily 80-61 against Georgia in its last outing.
TEAM LEADERSHIP: Virginia Tech’s Landers Nolley II has averaged 20.5 points and 4.7 rebounds while Nahiem Alleyne has put up 12.2 points. For the Flyers, Obi Toppin has averaged 24 points and 8.3 rebounds while Jalen Crutcher has put up 13.3 points and 5.8 assists.TERRIFIC TOPPIN: Toppin has connected on 50 percent of the 10 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 4 of 7 over the last three games. He’s also made 77.3 percent of his foul shots this season.
ASSIST RATIOS: The Hokies have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Flyers. Virginia Tech has 64 assists on 89 field goals (71.9 percent) over its previous three outings while Dayton has assists on 58 of 101 field goals (57.4 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: The stout Virginia Tech defense has held opposing offenses to a field goal percentage of 35.1 percent, the 11th-lowest mark in Division I. Dayton has allowed opponents to shoot 45.6 percent through four games (ranking the Flyers 278th).