Facing the Flyers with the Elite 8 on the Line: Dayton-Stanford preview

A quick look at the dangerous Dayton Flyers

Record: 25-10, 10-6 Atlantic 10

Path to the Sweet 16: beat Ohio State, 60-59 then beat Syracuse, 55-53

Best regular season wins: vs Gonzaga, vs St. Louis, vs Cal

Worst losses: at Rhode Island, at Illinois State, vs USC, to St. Joseph's (3 times)

Best players: Jordan Sibert (12.4 PPG), Devin Oliver (11.9 PPG, 7.5 RPG), and Dyshawn Pierre (11.2 PPG, 5.7 RPG). These three form a dynamic trio of scorers to lead a Flyers unit that operates in waves (Nine different Flyers averaged over 10 minutes a game this season). Oliver and Pierre are both above 6-foot-6, so they provide a challenging matchup for most frontcourts, but the height of Anthony Brown and Josh Huestis should go a long way in neutralizing Dayton's offensive output. However, it might be another low-scoring game anyway - the Flyers have held five of their last six opponents under 70 points.

Coach: Archie Miller. The brother of Arizona coach Sean Miller has carved out a nice niche for himself in Ohio, leading the Flyers to 62 wins in three seasons. He used to be on Arizona's staff under brother Sean before he headed back east, so he should be pretty familiar with the Stanford team and with Johnny Dawkins.

Recent NCAA tournament results:The Flyers haven't made the NCAA tournament since 2009, where they lost to Kansas in the first round, but they did win the NIT in 2010.

History vs Stanford: This is the first meeting between the two schools. And it will most certainly be a memorable one.

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