The home-and-home series will begin in Dayton on
Dec. 19, 2012. The Flyers will return to Doug Collins Court in
Redbird Arena on Dec. 7, 2013.
"I'm very excited to add the Dayton home-and-home series to our
schedule," Muller said. "Dayton is a program with a great
history, as one of the better programs in the Midwest, and Archie Miller is
a very good coach. In addition, this is a game that our fans can travel to,
and we are looking forward to hosting them in 2013."
The Redbirds and the Flyers have met five times in the history
of the two programs, with Dayton leading the series 4-1. The
last two meetings have come in the National Invitation
Tournament, with Dayton ending Illinois State's seasons in
both 2008 and 2010.
Dayton finished tied for fifth in the Atlantic-10 Conference
last season and posted an overall mark of 20-13 while earning
an NIT berth. The Flyers fell 84-75 in the first round at Iowa.
news release received from Todd Kober,
associate athletics director, athletics communications, Illinois