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NCAA OK With Dayton Playing In First Four At Home

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Every March, the University of Dayton hosts the NCAA’s First Four, four games over two days which open the annual 68-team extravaganza.

What would happen if one of those eight teams was the host Flyers?

As it turns out, the NCAA doesn’t have a problem with the long-shot possibility of Dayton playing on its home court.

NCAA selection committee chair Ron Wellman says there are always partisan crowds in the NCAA tournament, even though teams don’t play on their home floor anymore. So it’s no big deal.

For his part, Flyers coach Archie Miller says his team is willing to travel the half mile to its own arena or even to Russia — as long as it’s in the field.

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