BROOKLYN – With three starters returning from last year’s 27-9 team that advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament, the University of Dayton Flyers have been selected as the team to beat in the Atlantic 10 this season, according to a poll of the conference’s head men’s basketball coaches and selected media. The news was released Tuesday during the A-10’s Men’s Basketball Media Day.
The Flyers received 12 of the 27 first-place votes cast. Second-place Rhode Island had eight first-place votes, third–place Davidson received six and fourth-place George Washington had one. In total voting points, Dayton had 352 votes to Rhode Island’s 347.