College Basketball: Wright State-Toledo preview

Wright State-Toledo Preview

Who: Wright State (6-4) at Toledo (5-4)

When: 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: Savage Arena, Toledo

TV/Radio: ESPN3/106.5-FM

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Series: Toledo lead 6-5

Coaches: Scott Nagy is 26-16 in his second season at Wright State and 436-256 in 23 years overall. Tod Kowalczyk is 136-112 in his eighth season at Toledo and 260-226 overall, including an eight-year stint at Green Bay.

Probable Wright State starters

Parker Ernsthausen;6-11;Jr.;C;4.9

Justin Mitchell;6-4;Sr.;G;9.7

Mark Hughes;6-4;Jr.;G;10.0

Louden Love;6-9;Fr.;C;9.5

Grant Benzinger;6-3;Sr.;G;13.9

Probable Toledo starters

Tre’Shaun Fletcher;6-7;Sr.;F;19.3

Jaelen Sanford;6-4;Jr.;G;16.0

Marreon Jackson;6-0;Fr.;G;7.7

Nate Navigato;6-8;Jr.;F;14.2

Taylor Adway;6-9;Jr.;F;3.9

About Wright State: Cole Genty, a 5-10 sophomore point guard, will make his debut for Wright State. He played for Nagy at South Dakota State before transferring last year. … The Raiders dropped at 82-78 decision at home to Toledo last season. Mark Alstork tallied 39 points, but the Rockets scored eight of the game’s final 10 points to pull out the victory. … The Raiders are first in the Horizon League in scoring defense, allowing 63.3 points per game, and rebound margin at plus-3.2. They’re second in turnover margin at plus-3.1. … Mitchell leagues the conference in steals per game with 2.3 per game. … Wright State has six players averaging between 13.9 and 9.5, including subs Everett Winchester (10.2) and Jaylon Hall (9.8). Ernsthausen scored a season-high 11 points in a 63-54 win over Kent State on Saturday.

About Toledo: The Rockets are coming off a 93-87 home loss to Marshall despite 31 points from Fletcher. That’s their only loss at Savage Arena in five games. … They’re 2-0 against the Horizon League, beating Detroit Mercy, 89-86, and Oakland, 87-74. They’ve lost to a pair of national powers, falling to Kansas, 96-58, and Syracuse, 72-64, on the road. … They were picked third in the MAC West preseason poll behind favorite Western Michigan and Ball State, while Sanford was named to the preseason All-MAC West team after averaging 13.6 points and making 65 three-pointers last season. … Luke Knapke, a 6-11 sophomore, averages 12.4 points off the bench. … Fletcher is averaging 9.6 rebounds, helping to make up for the loss of second-team All-MAC pick Steve Taylor, who was third in the nation in rebounding as a senior last season at 12.9 per game. … Toledo has made three postseason trips in the previous seven seasons under Kowalczyk, playing in the NIT, CBI and CIT.

Coming up: The Raiders play at Missouri State at 8 p.m. Tuesday and at Georgia Tech at 9 p.m. Friday.

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