Flyers men’s basketball selected to NIT, will face Memphis in First Round

Memphis, Tenn., native Jalen Crutcher will lead the Flyers into the first round of the NIT against his hometown team. Photo courtesy of Griffin Quinn, Flyer News.

Peter Burtnett
Sports Editor

In a selection that surprised many on social media, the Dayton Flyers men’s basketball team was selected to the National Invitational Tournament, where they will face 1 seed Memphis in the First Round in Dallas, Tx.

The Flyers, who finished the season 14-9 with a loss to VCU in the Atlantic 10 quarterfinals, join three other A-10 teams (Saint Louis, Davidson and Richmond).

Also of note, Flyers senior guard and scoring leader (18.1 point per game) Jalen Crutcher — a native of Memphis, Tenn. — will face off against his hometown team.

The Flyers will tip-off against the Tigers on Saturday, March 20 at the UNT Coliseum in Denton, Tx., at noon, and the game will be broadcast on ESPN.

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