College Basketball Preview: Detroit at Wright State

Wright State University’s Grant Benzinger dribbles to the hoop defended by Miami University’s Rod Mills, Jr. during their 89-87 win over Miami Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Wright State University’s Nutter Center in Fairborn. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

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Wright State University’s Grant Benzinger dribbles to the hoop defended by Miami University’s Rod Mills, Jr. during their 89-87 win over Miami Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Wright State University’s Nutter Center in Fairborn. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Who: Detroit (4-14, 2-4) at Wright State (12-7, 3-3)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

TV: ESPN3

Radio: 106.5-FM

Series: Wright State leads 28-26 and has won six of the last seven, including an 85-72 triumph at Detroit on Dec. 31, 2016.

Coaches: Scott Nagy is 12-7 at Wright State and 422-247 in 22 seasons overall. Detroit alum Bacari Alexander is 4-14 in his first season as Titans head coach following six seasons as a University of Michigan assistant. A Detroit native, he also spent two years touring with the Harlem Globetrotters prior to coaching.

Probable Wright State starters

Parker Ernsthausen;6-11;So.;C;4.6

Steven Davis;6-8;Sr.;F;114.7

Mark Alstork;6-5;Jr.;G;17.8

Justin Mitchell;6-;Jr.;G;11.2

Grant Benzinger;6-3;Jr.;G;11.1

Probable Detroit starters

Jaleel Hogan;6-7;Jr.;F;15.0

Gerald Blackshear Jr.;6-8;So.;F;6.2

Chris Jenkins;6-8;Sr.;G/F;11.4

Josh McFolley;6-1;So.;G;14.0

Corey Allen;6-3;Fr.;G;12.2

About Wright State: The Raiders are coming off a 70-67 win at Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where they rallied from an 11-point deficit in the second half. … Kenpom.com gives Wright State an 80 percent chance of winning with a predicted final score of 80-72. The Raiders are 191st in the Pomeroy ratings. … Sophomore guard Mark Hughes is expected to miss his third consecutive game with sprains in both ankles. … The Raiders have had more assists than turnovers in only three of their last 12 games. … Senior forward Steven Davis was limited to a season-low two points in 18 minutes at Milwaukee after fouling out for the first time this season. … Junior guard Grant Benzinger is 9 of 19 (47.4 percent) from 3-point range in his last three games.

About Detroit: The Titans are riding a two-game win streak after beating Youngstown State 87-71 on Monday, which came on the heels of the team handing host Oakland its first league loss of the season by a 93-88 count. … Detroit is 287th in the Pomeroy Ratings. … The Titans are 1-9 in road games. … Detroit ranks last in the league in scoring defense, allowing 83.9 points per game. … The Titans lead the league in forced turnovers (113) and turnover margin (plus-3.1) since the start of conference play.

Coming up: The Raiders will be back at the Nutter Center on Sunday to face Oakland at 2 p.m.

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