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Syracuse Orange vs Dayton Flyers Predictions

When: 12:15 PM ET, Friday, March 18, 2016
Where: Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri
TV: 12:15 p.m. ET, CBS
Line: Dayton -1, Total: 131

Syracuse vs Dayton Preview

Syracuse (19-13) lost five of its last six games. Only 10 teams in the country have limited the opposition to a lower 3-point percentage than Syracuse, which held 17 teams to under 30 percent from beyond the arc this season. The Orange have attempted 776 treys this season, good for 37th in the nation. Dayton (25-7) won nine straight games at one point this season, but followed that with a 4-4 mark in their last eight games, including a loss to Saint Joseph’s in the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament.

Michael Gbinije 14 PTS, 4 REB, 3.5 AST
Trevor Cooney 13 PTS, 2 REB, 33.9 FG%
Malachi Richardson 12 PTS, 4 REB, 35.6 FG%

Charles Cooke 14 PTS, 5 REB, 0.9 BLK
Dyshawn Pierre 11 PTS, 7 REB, 45.2 FG%
Scoochie Smith 9 PTS, 3 REB, 3.5 AST

Score Prediction:
Dayton 72, Syracuse 68