Wright State vs. Oakland: What you need to know about Sunday’s game

0

breaking news

Accident closes I-75 south between Needmore Road and Wagner Ford 

Wright State vs. Oakland: What you need to know about Sunday’s game

View CaptionHide Caption
Wright State’s Loudon Love puts up a shot against Detroit Mercy on Friday night. CONTRIBUTED

Who: Wright State (11-5, 3-0) at Oakland (9-7, 1-2)

When: 3 p.m. Sunday

Where: Athletics Center O’Rena

TV/Radio: ESPN3; 106.5

Probable Wright State starters

Grant Benzinger, 6-3, Sr. G, 14.1

Parker Ernsthausen, 6-11, Jr., F, 4.5

Mark Hughes, 6-4, Jr, G, 9.5

Loudon Love, 6-9, Fr., C, 9.3

Justin Mitchell, 6-4, Sr., G, 11.6

Probable Oakland starters

Isaiah Brock, 6-8, Sr., F, 4.9

Nick Daniels, 6-1, Sr., G, 8.5

Jalen Hayes, 6-7, Sr., F 20.1

Kendrick Nunn, 6-3, Sr. G, 25.3

Martez Walker, 6-6, Sr., G, 19.3

Series history: Wright State leads 9-7. The teams split last season’s series with both squads winning at home, Oakland by an 81-62 score, Wright State by 88-67. The Raiders have won two of the last three against the Golden Grizzzlies after dropping four in a row.

Coaches: Scott Nagy is 31-17 in two seasons as Wright State’s coach. His career record in 23 seasons is 440-257. Greg Kampe is 590-433 in 34 seasons as Oakland’s coach.

Last games: Wright State won, 80-73, at Detroit Mercy on Friday. Oakland lost, 87-83, at home to Northern Kentucky on Friday.

About Wright State: The Raiders have won four straight and seven of their last eight games. … They are 3-0 in the league for the first time since opening the 2012-2013 league schedule with four straight wins. … Love ranks second in the Horizon in rebounding with an average of 8.5 per game. … The freshman logged his fifth double-double of the season with 13 points and 14 rebounds in Friday’s win over the Titans. … Benzinger connected on five 3-pointers in the first half, matching his season high for an entire game. He finished with six, matching his single-game career high.

About Oakland: The senior-laden Golden Grizzlies were picked in a preseason poll to win the Horizon League championship. Their roster features four redshirt seniors and one redshirt junior, as well as 6-foot-2 junior forward Jaevin Cumberland, a Wilmington product … Hayes and Walker were selected to the pre-season all-league first team. Nunn was a second-team pick. … Nunn leads the Horizon in scoring, followed by Hayes at No. 2 and Walker at No. 3. … Walker leads the league in average minutes per game, followed by Nunn at No. 2 and Hayes at No. 3. …Oakland’s Friday loss was its second straight after three straight wins.

Next game: Wright State’s road trip is scheduled to continue on Thursday with a 7 p.m. game at Northern Kentucky University against the defending Horizon tournament-champion Norse. The game is the Raiders’ third straight away from home. They are in the midst of a run during which they’ll play five out of six games on the road.

View Comments 0

Weather and Traffic