#91 Dayton Flyers: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season.

We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers, incoming freshmen, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

With the addition of Butler and VCU, the Atlantic 10 conference is stronger than ever.  As a result, the Dayton Flyers figure to get lost in the mix.

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Dayton the site of First ever Expanded NCAA Tournament Games


The first multi-team expansion of the Division I Men’s Basketball Championship (better known as March Madness, the Christmas Day of college basketball) in more than 25 years will be showcased in a familiar host city.

The Division I Men’s Basketball Committee announced today that the University of Dayton will host the 2011 NCAA First Four, the four first-round games of next year’s championship. In other words, as the tourney expands from 64 to 68, this year two games will feature teams battling to advance as two of the tournament’s No. 16 seeds, while the other two games will pit the last four at-large teams selected to the field.

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NIT Quarterfinals, Illinois vs. Dayton LIVE!

By Paul Schmidt and Paul M. Banks

We’re live from the headquarters of The Sports Bank, at our top secret Chicago headquarters.

We’re live blogging the game.

We’re wearing orange and blue.

I think we might be pulling out the rooting clothes tonight, boys and girls!!  Tip off is in just a few minutes, so let’s get this stupid Rhode Island/Virginia Tech NIT Quarterfinal game over… [Read more…]