Dayton has six losses this season, but to only four teams.
And just one team has beaten the Flyers since December: George Washington.
The Colonials won all three games against Dayton this season, including in the championship game of their conference tournament.
So you can imagine how much time Kentucky's staff has spent watching and rewinding tape from the George Washington wins over Dayton, the Cats' next opponent in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday in Memorial Coliseum.
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Coach Matthew Mitchell equated those defeats to Kentucky's three losses to Tennessee this season: Just a few plays here and there made the difference.
"The biggest thing I saw in George Washington versus Dayton is you have to play hard; you have to play really hard," Mitchell said on Saturday to both the media and his team as it tries to advance to the Albany Regional this week.
"They are going to score some points tomorrow; they're going to have some success in the game, they're just that talented, that good."
Watching the three George Washington losses might turn out to be more beneficial for Dayton, said Coach Jim Jabir, who told his Flyers (26-6) that "losses are OK as long as you grow from them."
Kentucky probably can glean a few more things from those games than Mitchell let on, though, because the Colonials are a similar hard-charging, physical, pressing-type team.
In the three losses, Dayton averaged 2.4 more turnovers than its season average, shot 8 percent lower than its season average and 8.6 below its average from long range.
In the two most recent losses, the Flyers were outrebounded by 21 and 22 boards, respectively.
"We've worked very, very hard to address a lot of those things and the similarities between the two teams and the way that they defend," said Jabir, whose team turned the ball over just seven times in its opener on Friday against Iowa State. "We will be better for it. We learned from those experiences."
Both teams also have spent some time looking at the previous matchup between them in 2013 when the Cats topped Dayton 84-70 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
After that loss, Jabir admitted UK's pressure was a problem, noting the Flyers weren't "used to seeing that athleticism, that pressure, that attack constantly."
This time around, he hopes the cumulative effect of playing against that style will mean a different outcome.
"We tend to score off of presses, but I don't know if we've seen a press like this, either," he said. "I'm very confident in how far we've come and the composure and the poise that we've been playing with the last couple of weeks."
A secret weapon?
When Kentucky and Dayton met in 2013, Adeniyi Amadou was sitting on the other bench as an assistant coach at Dayton.
Now he's in the same role at Kentucky, but Mitchell said he didn't expect that to make much difference from a planning perspective.
The Kentucky coach, who did not make assistant coaches available for interviews, called the advantage "negligible."
"It's not like we have some secret, behind-the-scenes knowledge that's going to turn the trip for us tomorrow," he said. "We just have to focus on what we do well."
Under different circumstances, maybe Amadou's extra analysis of his former team might be useful, but not in the NCAA Tournament setting. "It might be more helpful if it were a game on the schedule and you had multiple days to really prepare," Mitchell said.