The Dayton Flyers are headed to Memphis Thursday—and so are a bunch of excited University of Dayton fans. The Flyers will play Stanford in the Sweet Sixteen after two upset wins in the NCAA men’s basketball playoffs last week, the first time in 30 years the Flyers have made it that far in the playoffs.
Thanks, in part, to an improbable run in this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament, the University of Dayton has given a contract extension to head basketball coach Archie Miller. Miller's deal was announced Monday afternoon and has him coaching at UD through the 2018-19 season.
Miller has been the head coach of the Flyers since 2011 and has guided the team this year to the Sweet 16 for the first time in 30 years.
Basketball fans from around the country have their eyes fixed on Dayton, Ohio today and Wednesday as the city is playing host to the First Four opening round of the NCAA Men's basketball tournament.
The University of Dayton has held the opening round for the past 13 years and it generates millions of dollars for the Miami Valley economy.
Albany Mount St. Mary's, North Carolina State and Xavier held practice at UD Arena on Monday and will play tonight. Cal Poly, Texas Southern, Tennessee and Iowa will practice today and then play tomorrow.
Authorities say University of Dayton student neighborhoods toned down their St. Patrick's Day partying this year.
School officials said in a statement Monday night that students celebrated responsibly overall. Three people were arrested Monday afternoon in a gathering after classes ended, and police said there were at least 10 citations for violations of city open container laws.
It wasn't known immediately whether the people arrested were UD students.
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