Women’s, men’s basketball begin post-season runs Wednesday night

The Women Flyers will take on DePaul’s Blue Demons Wednesday at 9 p.m. in the First Four of the NCAA Tournament. Photo by Joseph Buerk, Flyer News.

Kaitlin Lewis | Online Editor-in-Chief 

Both the women’s and men’s basketball teams will kick off their post-seasons Wednesday night.

Men’s Tip-Off: 7 p.m. vs. Toledo Rockets

After narrowly missing an NCAA Tournament bid, the men’s basketball team is headed to Toledo to play in the National Invitation Tournament. The Flyers will tip-off at 7 p.m. against the Toledo Rockets.

UD has qualified for a post-season bid in the past four seasons under head coach Anthony Grant. Last season, the team fell in the first round of the NIT to No. 1 seed Memphis.

The Flyers ended their regular season 23-10 after losing to Richmond in the A-10 Semifinals Saturday. The team was also one of the “first four out” in the NCAA Tournament this season.

Where to watch: ESPN+ subscription

Women’s Tip-Off: 9 p.m. vs. DePaul Blue Demons

The Flyers will take on DePaul University at 9 p.m. in the First Four of the NCAA Tournament, marking the team’s 15th-straight postseason and their 10th NCAA appearance.

The last time the team competed in the Tournament was in 2018 after losing to the No. 8 seed Marquette. The Flyers also earned a bid in 2020 before the tournament was canceled.

The Flyers ended their 2022 season with a 25-5 overall record and earned a bid for the Tournament after winning the Atlantic-10 regular-season title. Most recently, the team suffered a 62-56 loss for the conference title to the University of Massachusetts on March 6.

Also recently for the Flyers, head coach Shauna Green was named the A-10 Coach of the Year this season, her third time receiving the honor in her six years with the Flyers.

Dayton is averaging 65.5 points per game this season and shooting 40% overall. In addition, the team ranks 10th in the nation in field goal percentage defense and 16th in scoring defense.

Where to watch: ESPN

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