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.
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.
Here's a look at the NIT bracket, with the Flyers facing Memphis on Saturday at noon. pic.twitter.com/ntjRrVW6wp
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