Who: Central State vs. Wright State
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday
Series: Wright State leads, 15-7
Coaches: Scott Nagy is 66-36 in his fourth year at Wright State and 476-276 in his 25th year overall. Joseph Price. a former Notre Dame player, is 59-84 in his sixth year at Central State. He started as an assistant at IUPUI and was coach at Grambling for two years, going 5-52.
Probable Wright State starters*
Loudon Love 6-9 Jr. F 15.1
Bill Wampler 6-6 Sr. F 15.0
Cole Gentry 5-10 Sr. G 11.7
Jaylon Hall 6-6 So. F 9.1**
Skyelar Potter 6-3 So. G 5.8
Probable Central State starters*
Dreon Lewis 6-7 Sr. F 16.4
Orion Monford 6-1 Jr. G 11.3
Tom Johnson 5-10 Sr. G 9.9
Quinton Glaspie 6-4 Jr. F 6.1
Michael Reeves 6-7 So. F 6.0
**2017-18 average (medically redshirted in 2017-18)
About Wright State: Love is seventh on the all-time school rebound list with 620 in two seasons. Jordan Pleiman is sixth at 685 and Bob Schaefer fifth at 717. Bill Edwards’ record of 907 is within reach. Love needs just 36 points to become the 33rd member of the Raiders’ 1,000-point club. He already holds the school record for career blocks with 66. … The Raiders had a plus-3.0 rebound margin per game last season, which was 83rd among 351 Division-I teams. Their 11.5 turnovers per game ranked 55th. … They relied on the 3-pointer more than most, finishing 86th with 818 attempts in 35 games (24.2 per game) and 96th with 281 makes (8.0). … The Raiders were 67th in the country in offensive efficiency, tallying 1.057 points per possession, a huge improvement from 2017-18 when they were 245th at .988.
About Central State: The Division-II Marauders lost five of their last six games in 2018-19 to finish 6-23, falling in the first round of the Southern Intercollegiate Conference. They played in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference with Cedarville, Findlay and others before switching to a league made up of historically black colleges in 2015-16. … They have to replace two of their top three scorers, losing Dwight Richards Jr. (20.6 average) and Dorian Crutcher (13.7). … Lewis led the team with 9.4 rebounds per game. … Johnson had 165 assists last season, while no one else had more than 55.
Coming up: A game against a D-II foe is a good tuneup for the Raiders, but the competition will get tougher when they visit Miami, which was picked to finish fourth in the MAC East, at 2 p.m. Saturday. They have another road trip to Tennessee Tech before returning home against Kent State at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.
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