Big Game Series - University of Dayton vs. Southeast Missouri State November 13, 2015 09:00

The standings so far...

Win Loss
Alec 7 4
Maryanne 8 3
Southeast Missouri State Redhawks NCAA Basketball     University of Dayton Flyers NCAA Basketball Ohio
Southeast Missouri State vs. University of Dayton

Friday, November 13th, at 7:30 PM on Time Warner Cable Sports Channel (listen on WHIO Radio)

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The Match-up

College Basketball is FINALLY BACK!!!! Can you tell I'm excited to not only talk about my Dayton Flyers, but college basketball in general? The Flyers look to pick up where they left off from last season, carrying a 21 game home winning streak into coach Archie Miller's 5th season. Dayton returns 3 starters from a team that made it to the 3rd round of the NCAA Tournament and is picked to win the Atlantic 10. Dayton will square off against Southeast Missouri State University, who went 13-17 in their 2014-15 campaign. The Redhawks are led by Rick Ray, who takes over from Dickey Nutt after Nutt was relieved of his duties prior to the 2015-16 season. Dayton usually schedules a cupcake for the home opener, and this year is no different. Should be a blowout from the opening tip.

The Prediction

Southeast Missouri State - 59
Dayton Flyers - 85

 -Alec  

Mascot Match-up

The Redhawks will travel to meet the Flyers this week for the start of what will be an exciting basketball season. As a University of Dayton alum and long-ago Flyer Pep Band member, I find it extremely difficult to put my love for the Flyers aside to realistically talk about this match-up. 

Both mascots will use flight to their advantage but I don't think Rowdy the Redhawk's skinny bird legs will hold their own against the muscular Rudy Flyer. If you're at the game yelling for Rudy to selfie with you, make sure to enunciate - Rowdy might think there's a SEM fan in UD Arena. 

Unfortunately for Rowdy, he not only has to defeat Rudy himself, but he also needs to conquer more than 13,000 lovingly obsessed Flyer students and fans while in UD Arena. The students will be cheering, the Flyer Pep Band will be playing and screaming, and our friend DJ Jay (www.liftoffentertainment.com) will be keeping the beat up with more music during timeouts. 

If I haven't already made it obvious, I'm going with the Flyers for the win this week. We Are! UD!

Tailgate and Cheer in Style

The forecast for Dayton looks windy and in the low 50s so bundle up for your walk into UD Arena! Here's what we recommend to stay warm and cheer on the University of Dayton:

University of Dayton Flyers Infinity Scarf Eternity Scarf Circle Scarf Handmade Crochet  University of Dayton Flyers earwarmer headband with flower handmade crochet ohio 

And here's what we recommend for Southeast Missouri State:

Red and white infinity scarf wisconsin badgers southeast missouri state redhawks  White earwarmer with red flower wisconsin badgers southeast missouri state redhawks

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-Maryanne

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