No. 7 Dayton looks to extend streak vs Fordham
Fordham (7-13, 1-7) vs. No. 7 Dayton (19-2, 8-0)
University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio; Saturday, 4:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 7 Dayton looks for its ninth straight conference win against Fordham. Dayton’s last A10 loss came against the Saint Louis Billikens 64-55 on March 15, 2019. Fordham fell 62-55 in overtime at home to Saint Bonaventure in its last outing.
STEPPING UP: The powerful Obi Toppin has averaged 19.8 points and eight rebounds to lead the charge for the Flyers. Jalen Crutcher is also a primary facilitator, putting up 14.2 points and five assists per game. The Rams are led by Jalen Cobb, who is averaging 11.4 points.
KEY CONTRIBUTIONS: Crutcher has accounted for 46 percent of all Dayton field goals over the last three games. Crutcher has 23 field goals and 20 assists in those games.
SLIPPING AT 62: Fordham is 0-10 when it allows at least 62 points and 7-3 when it holds opponents to less than 62.
UNDEFEATED WHEN: Dayton is a perfect 17-0 when it holds an opponent to 76 points or fewer. The Flyers are 2-2 when opponents score more than 76 points.
DID YOU KNOW: The Dayton offense is ranked third in the nation by scoring 82.7 points per game this season. Fordham has only averaged 58.3 points per game, which ranks 313th.