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Should Dayton make First Four field, NCAA is fine with Flyers playing on their home court

  • FILE - This March 19, 2006 file photo  shows an NCAA tournament game between George Mason and North Carolina being played at Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio. Dayton will host the NCAA First Four games this season and the NCAA has ruled that if Dayton is ruled eligible to be one of the First Four teams that they would be allowed to play on their home court. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

    FILE - This March 19, 2006 file photo shows an NCAA tournament game between George Mason and North Carolina being played at Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio. Dayton will host the NCAA First Four games this season and the NCAA has ruled that if Dayton is ruled eligible to be one of the First Four teams that they would be allowed to play on their home court. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This  Dec. 22, 2013 file photo shows Dayton coach Archie Miller shouting to his team during an NCAA college basketball game in Dayton, Ohio. Dayton will host the NCAA First Four games this season and the NCAA has ruled that if Dayton is ruled eligible to be one of the First Four teams that they would be allowed to play on their home court. (AP Photo/Skip Peterson, File)

    FILE - This Dec. 22, 2013 file photo shows Dayton coach Archie Miller shouting to his team during an NCAA college basketball game in Dayton, Ohio. Dayton will host the NCAA First Four games this season and the NCAA has ruled that if Dayton is ruled eligible to be one of the First Four teams that they would be allowed to play on their home court. (AP Photo/Skip Peterson, File)  (The Associated Press)

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.