Originally posted on Basketball Predictions  |  Last updated 1/21/12
Dayton 87, Xavier 72Xavier actually shot 8-for-14 in this game behind the arc, but it didn't make a difference. They were throttled here by Dayton. Kevin Dillard was the star for Dayton, scoring 16 points with 9 assists. I thought that Xavier turned themselves into too much of a two-man team. Tu Holloway is their superstar, of course, but somebody else other than Mark Lyons has to be a big part of the offense. Dayton focused their entire defense on stopping those two.With this win, Dayton moves to 4-1 and first place in the Atlantic Ten standings. They're clearly playing far better than they were during out-of-conference play and they already have wins over Temple, St. Louis and Xavier - the three teams that were supposed to be the A-10's Big Three. Dayton is now a full game up in the standings over all of them. So is Dayton the favorite to win the conference now?There are stats working for and against the argument that Dayton is the favorite. The arguments for are obviously that they've
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