Jan 19, 2020
Just as things were starting to look up after tough back-to-back wins at #22 Saint Louis and home against a good Rhode Island squad, Dayton took another bad loss last night at the hands of the Duquesne Dukes. Don’t get it twisted either; Duquesne was opening their new building and was also trending up and improving as a team overall. The Dukes have been better as of late and should be expected to finish somewhere in the 7-9 range of the final A-10 standings. Nonetheless, the loss was a lot worse than the final score indicated for Dayton. The box score should tell you that.
It’s no secret that Dayton’s at-large chances ended weeks ago at the hands of the Fordham Rams. Losing at home against La Salle earlier probably wasn’t the final nail in the coffin seeing now that Richmond suffered the same loss and are still in the conversation for an at-large on many brackets, including friend of the site, Joe Lunardi. If fans had any microscopic glimmers of hope about Dayton’s at-large chances...

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