Rankings: Dayton (NR), Boston College (NR)
Day & Time: Sunday, November 23, 4:30 p.m. Eastern
Arena: Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, P.R.
Line: BC +5.5
Announcers: Rich Hollenberg (play-by-play), LaPhonso Ellis (analyst)
Radio: WEEI 850 AM, bceagles.com
Radio Announcers: Matt Chazanow (play-by-play), Danya Abrams (analyst)
Dayton News: Mid-Major Madness
All-Time Series: 1-0 Dayton
Streak: 1, Dayton (obvi)
Only Ever Meeting: Dayton 87, Boston College 71 in Charleston, S.C. (November 16, 2012 at Charleston Classic)
Common Opponents: Dayton vs. Georgia Tech (12/23), Dayton @ UMass (1/29)
School Connections: An assistant under Skinner from 2006-10, Mo Cassara served one season as an assistant coach at Dayton (2003-04). The Flyers went 24-9 that year, won the Maui Invitational and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
Notable Alumni: Dan Patrick, sportscaster; Jon Gruden, NFL football coach; Chuck Noll, NFL football coach; Anthony Grant, college basketball coach; Jerry Blevins, MLB pitcher
Head Coaches: BC: Jim Christian (1st year, 2-2); Dayton: Archie Miller (4th Year, 65-39)
Last Year: The Flyers went 26-11 overall, 10-6 Atlantic-10 (tied for 5th). Advanced to the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight.
Last Game: Boston College fell to West Virginia, 70-66. Dayton fell to UConn, 75-64.
He's a Dude: Dyshawn Pierre, junior forward. The junior from Whitby, Ontario is averaging 15.0 ppg and 6.0 rpg through three games for the Flyers. Pierre just recorded a double-double against UConn—13 points, 10 rebounds—in a 75-64 loss to the Huskies. Last season, Pierre was at his best in the NCAA Tournament, scoring 50 points (12.5 ppg) to lead the Flyers to the Elite Eight for the first time in 30 years.
Fun Fact: Dayton is one of four Puerto Rico Tip-Off participants that, heading into the tournament, BC had faced just once in program history. All four of those teams faced BC in one of these ESPN holiday tournaments. BC faced Dayton and Charleston in the 2012 Charleston Classic, New Mexico in the 2011 76 Classic and Texas A&M in the 2010 Old Spice Classic.