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Dayton sophomore guard Khari Price to transfer

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One of the qualities that helped Dayton go on the late-season run that culminated with an appearance in the Elite Eight was the team’s depth, with head coach Archie Miller was able to play as many as 11 players in any given game. For the season nine players finished the season playing at least 12.6 minutes per game.

One of the players in the rotation was sophomore guard Khari Price, who started all 37 games and played just over 22 minutes per contest. Price, a native of Slidell, La., posted averages of 6.4 points and 1.8 assists per game for the Flyers last season, managing to remain in the starting lineup even with the arrival of talented point guard Dayshon “Scoochie” Smith. Price’s time at Dayton has come to an end however, with Miller announcing the player’s decision Sunday afternoon.

“Today we want to wish Khari Price the best of luck on his decision to transfer and be closer to home and his family,” Miller stated on his Twitter account. “This was a long and well thought out process on his behalf. After numerous conversations with he and his family, it’s the best decision. I’m proud of Khari for how he represented us the last two years on and off the floor.

“He is a great kid and his contributions helped us grow. He will be successful wherever he chooses, and we wish him the best of luck.”

Price reached double figures in ten of Dayton’s 37 games last season, with four of those outings coming in the Flyers’ first five games. Included in that early season stretch was a 17-point performance in Dayton’s season-opening win over IPFW. Price scored ten points or more in three Atlantic 10 games, accounting for 15 points in a win at Fordham in mid-January. Price’s best game assist-wise came in Dayton’s home win over UMass on March 1, as he dished out five assists to go along with ten points.

WATCH LIVE: Davidson battles Duquesne on NBCSN

Davidson's Jack Gibbs (12) tries to drive past Iowa's Mike Gesell during the first half of an NCAA tournament college basketball game in the Round of 64 in Seattle, Friday, March 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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Two teams try to make a move up the standings in the Atlantic 10 as Davidson travels to Duquesne. This game can be seen live on NBCSN at 12:30 p.m. EST.

The Wildcats (12-8, 4-5) have dropped consecutive games to VCU and George Washington as they try to rebuild some momentum. Junior guard Jack Gibbs leads the way for Davidson as he’s one of the country’s most prolific scorers at 25.3 points per game.

Duquesne (15-7, 5-4) is riding a three-game winning streak as they’ve played much better since a four-game losing streak at the start of conference play. The perimeter duo of Derrick Colter and Micah Mason is one of the best in the Atlantic 10 and facing Gibbs and Davidson should be a fun matchup in the backcourt.

CLICK HERE to watch this game on NBC Sports Live Extra Saturday afternoon.

BUBBLE BANTER: Today’s key bubble games

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HERE IS THE FULL SCHEDULE OF BUBBLE GAMES TODAY. THIS POST WILL BE UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON AND NIGHT.

Florida State (KenPom: 40, RPI: 38) at Wake Forest, 12:00 p.m.
George Washington (KenPom: 82, RPI: 49) at VCU, 12:00 p.m.
Cincinnati (KenPom: 33, RPI: 65) at Memphis, 12:00 p.m.
Temple (KenPom: 92, RPI: 74) at UCF, 12:00 p.m.
Saint Joseph’s (KenPom: 57, RPI: 37) at Fordham, 2:00 p.m.
New Mexico at San Diego State (KenPom: 68, RPI: 57), 4:00 p.m.
Pacific at BYU (KenPom: 58, RPI: 54), 4:00 p.m.
No. 25 South Carolina (KenPom: 53, RPI: 30) at No. 8 Texas A&M 4:00 p.m.
Clemson (KenPom: 49, RPI: 73) at Virginia Tech, 4:00 p.m.
Cal (KenPom: 43, RPI: 39) at Stanford (KenPom: 102, RPI: 63), 4:00 p.m.
Valparaiso (KenPom: 23, RPI: 36) at UIC, 4:00 p.m.
Butler (KenPom: 42, RPI: 61) at St. John’s, 4:30 p.m.
No. 23 Arizona at Washington (KenPom: 74, RPI: 51), 4:30 p.m.
Auburn at Georgia (KenPom: 71, RPI: 62), 5:30 p.m.
Mississippi State at LSU (KenPom: 55, RPI: 72), 6:00 p.m.
Vanderbilt (KenPom: 52, RPI: 31) at Ole Miss, 8:00 p.m.
Colorado (KenPom: 56, RPI: 23) at Oregon State (KenPom:84 , RPI: 41), 8:30 p.m.
Georgetown (KenPom: 60, RPI: 70) at Seton Hall (KenPom: 32, RPI: 44), 9:00 p.m.
Saint Mary’s (KenPom: 30, RPI: 54) at San Diego, 9:00 p.m.
Gonzaga (KenPom: 35, RPI: 71) at Pepperdine, 12:00 a.m.