Dayton will travel to Duquesne as both teams open Atlantic 10 play on NBCSN at 2:30 p.m. The Flyers (10-2) have won five of their last six games entering Saturday as they’re balanced roster has helped lead them to another strong start.
Archie Miller’s team has three players averaging over 11 points per game and the team recently got senior Dyshawn Pierre back on the roster after he missed the first 11 games of the season. A trio of juniors is leading Dayton early this season as guard Charles Cooke (14.7 ppg, 7.0 rpg), forward Kendall Pollard (12.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg) and guard Scoochie Smith (11.5 ppg, 4.5 apg) are all off to strong starts.
Duquesne will counter with two high-scoring guards as seniors Derrick Colter (17.8 ppg, 4.2 apg) and Micah Mason (16.1 ppg, 4.5 apg) are both putting up big numbers early in the year. As a team, the Dukes shoot 37 percent from 3-point range as both Colter and Mason are prolific marksmen. Duquense enters this game at 10-3 on the season as they’re coming off of a loss at Georgia Tech to close out 2015.
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