Arizona Wildcats and Dayton Flyers meet in NCAA Tournament second round

Fri, Mar 22, 2024
NCAAB News (AP)

Arizona Wildcats and Dayton Flyers meet in NCAA Tournament second round

Dayton Flyers (25-7, 14-5 A-10) vs. Arizona Wildcats (26-8, 16-6 Pac-12)

Salt Lake City; Saturday, 12:45 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Wildcats -9.5; over/under is 149

BOTTOM LINE: No. 9 Arizona takes on Dayton in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Wildcats are 16-6 against Pac-12 opponents and 10-2 in non-conference play. Arizona has a 0-4 record in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The Flyers are 14-5 against A-10 teams. Dayton is 3-1 in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

Arizona averages 87.9 points, 21.8 more per game than the 66.1 Dayton allows. Dayton averages 9.5 made 3-pointers per game this season, 1.7 more made shots on average than the 7.8 per game Arizona gives up.

TOP PERFORMERS: Caleb Love is shooting 34.2% from beyond the arc with 2.6 made 3-pointers per game for the Wildcats, while averaging 18.1 points and 3.4 assists. Oumar Ballo is shooting 82.0% and averaging 13.1 points over the last 10 games.

Daron Holmes is shooting 54.7% and averaging 20.3 points for the Flyers. Nate Santos is averaging 12.0 points over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Wildcats: 7-3, averaging 82.5 points, 41.7 rebounds, 18.1 assists, 7.1 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 48.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 68.6 points per game.

Flyers: 6-4, averaging 73.0 points, 32.0 rebounds, 14.3 assists, 5.6 steals and 3.0 blocks per game while shooting 47.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 68.6 points.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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