Preview: Wright State vs. Houston Baptist


Preview: Wright State vs. Houston Baptist

Wright State (2-2) vs. Houston Baptist (1-2)

When: 5 p.m. Friday

Where: Mitchell Center, Mobile, Ala.

TV/Radio: 106.5

Probable Wright State starters

Player, Ht., Yr., Pos., PPG

J.T. Yoho, 6-6, So., F, 11.8

AJ Pacher, 6-10, Sr., F, 10.5

Miles Dixon, 6-1, Sr., G, 9.5

Matt Vest, 6-5, Sr., G, 8.3

Kendall Griffin, 6-4, Jr., G, 6.8

Probable Houston Baptist starters

Dauson Womack, 6-6, So., F, 4.3

Alex Fountain, 6-7, Fr., F, 2.7

Cody Joyce, 6-8, So., F, 11.3

Marcel Smith, 5-6, Jr., G, 5.7

Rob Lewis, 6-0, So., G, 14.0

About Wright State: Jerran Young averages 9.5 points and a team-best 5.3 rebounds off the bench. … Vest and Griffin share the team lead with 10 assists. … Wright State plays a second game in Mobile at 2 p.m. Saturday against South Alabama. These games are part of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic. South Alabama plays Southern Mississippi at 6 tonight. … The Raiders are seeking their first win over a Division I team this season. They beat Mount St. Joseph 82-49 and Manchester 83-33. In between were losses to Georgetown (88-70) and DePaul (81-72).

About Houston Baptist: The Huskies lost 76-61 at Texas Tech in their season opener, beat Crowley’s Ridge 76-61 and lost 89-61 at Texas on Monday. Crowley’s Ridge is a National Christian College Athletic Association member. … Tyler Russell averages 14 points off the bench. … Head coach Ron Cottrell is in his 23rd season. That’s the ninth-longest tenure among active Division I coaches. He’s 420-292 in his career. … Houston Baptist was granted full Division I membership in 2011.

FYI: Dixon played his freshman season and part of his sophomore season at Houston Baptist. An injury cut short his second season. None of the players from that team remain. … This is the first ever meeting between the two schools. … Only two Horizon League teams were over .500 through Wednesday: Youngstown State (5-1) and Milwaukee (4-2). The other seven teams were a combined 10-17.

— David Jablonski

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