The Dayton Flyers have announced that they have agreed to a home and home with Ole Miss out of the SEC starting this upcoming season. The Flyers will welcome in Ole Miss first this season on Saturday, December 19.
Full Press Release from Flyers SID Doug Hauschild below:
DAYTON/OXFORD — The University of Dayton and University of Mississippi today jointly announced that they have agreed to play a home-and-home series in the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons.
The first game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 19 at the University of Dayton Arena.
The two teams have met six times in their basketball history, with the Flyers winning all six. The first two meetings were in tournament play (the finals of the 1980 University of Dayton Invitational Tournament and the semifinals of the 2010 NIT). UD and Ole Miss then played a pair of home-and-homes in the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons, and the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons
Dayton was 29-2 in 2019-20, setting the school record for most wins even though UD did not get a chance to play any post-season games. Dayton ended the year ranked third in the nation and will carry a 20-game win streak into 2020-21, the longest active streak in Division I. UD won its third Atlantic 10 regular season championship in the last five years, but this season went undefeated (18-0) for the first time.
Flyer head coach Anthony Grant was the consensus national Coach of the Year, earning that honor from the Atlanta Tip-Off Club (Naismith Trophy), the NABC, the USBWA (Henry Iba Award), the Associated Press, The Sporting News, Fox Sports and CBSsports.com.
Ole Miss returns four starters and 10 letterwinners from last year’s team, that went 15-17 overall and 6-12 in the SEC in coach Kermit Davis’ second season in Oxford.
Further details on the Flyers’ 2020-21 season will be announced at a later date.