Halftime Report

Only one more half stands between Dayton and the win they were favored to collect coming into this afternoon. They have jumped out to a quick 44-35 lead against Fordham.

If Dayton keeps playing like this, they'll bump their record up to 21-4 in no time. On the other hand, Fordham will have to make due with a 10-15 record unless they turn things around (and fast).

Who's Playing

Fordham Rams @ Dayton Flyers

Current Records: Fordham 10-14, Dayton 20-4

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 1:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: University of Dayton Arena -- Dayton, Ohio
  • TV: CBS Sports Network
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  • Live Stream: CBSSports.com or fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Ticket Cost: $49.45

What to Know

Dayton is 8-1 against the Rams since January of 2016, and they'll have a chance to extend that success on Saturday. Both teams will face off in an Atlantic 10 battle at 1:30 p.m. ET at University of Dayton Arena. Dayton will be looking to keep their nine-game home win streak alive.

Last Tuesday, the Flyers strolled past the Dukes with points to spare, taking the game 75-59. The over/under was set at 134 points, so nice work oddsmakers; you were right on the money.

DaRon Holmes II was the offensive standout of the game as he dropped a double-double on 24 points and 11 rebounds. He didn't help Dayton's cause all that much against the Rams last Friday but the same can't be said for this match. The team also got some help courtesy of Nate Santos, who scored 15 points along with eight rebounds.

Meanwhile, it's hard to win when your three-point shooting is a whole 34.7% worse than the opposition, a fact Fordham found out the hard way on Wednesday. They took a hard 85-67 fall against the Bonnies. Fordham has now taken an 'L' in back-to-back games.

Fordham's defeat shouldn't obscure the performances of Kyle Rose, who scored ten points along with three steals, and Jahmere Tripp who scored eight points.

The Flyers have been performing incredibly well recently as they've won 14 of their last 16 matches, which provided a nice bump to their 20-4 record this season. As for the Rams, they have not been sharp recently as the team's lost four of their last five contests, which put a noticeable dent in their 10-14 record this season.

This contest is shaping up to be a blowout: Dayton just can't miss this season, having made 47.1% of their shots per game. It's a different story for Fordham, though, as they've only made 41% of their shots this season. Given Dayton's sizable advantage in that area, the Rams will need to find a way to close that gap.

Looking ahead, Dayton is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by 15 points. This contest will be their tenth straight as the favorites (so far over this stretch they are 5-4 against the spread).


Dayton is a big 15-point favorite against Fordham, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 15-point spread, and stayed right there.

The over/under is 139 points.

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Series History

Dayton has won 8 out of their last 9 games against Fordham.

  • Mar 11, 2023 - Dayton 78 vs. Fordham 68
  • Jan 10, 2023 - Dayton 82 vs. Fordham 58
  • Jan 25, 2022 - Dayton 68 vs. Fordham 61
  • Jan 05, 2021 - Fordham 55 vs. Dayton 54
  • Feb 01, 2020 - Dayton 70 vs. Fordham 56
  • Jan 26, 2019 - Dayton 75 vs. Fordham 52
  • Feb 17, 2018 - Dayton 80 vs. Fordham 70
  • Jan 31, 2017 - Dayton 75 vs. Fordham 66
  • Jan 24, 2016 - Dayton 64 vs. Fordham 50