Dayton won't be intimidated by Kentucky and its ''40 minutes of dread.''
After all, the two teams played a closed scrimmage in the preseason and the Flyers hung tough with the Wildcats.
Yet that game was in October and both teams have improved since then. They will play Tuesday night in the second round of the women's NCAA tournament with a trip to the Bridgeport Regional semifinals on the line.
''I don't feel we're intimidated by them,'' Dayton coach Jim Jabir said. ''I think it helps we have a certain familiarity with them. It was so long ago. It was good for both teams and we got a lot out of it. I don't think there's any awe, oh my god what do we do on Tuesday. They do certain things well and we do certain things well. It will come down to who executes on the court.''
Second-seed Kentucky coach Matthew Mitchell downplayed the early season meeting.
''It would be a mistake to take very much from the scrimmage,'' he said. ''It was real, real early. We didn't have a lot of thin...