Wright State vs. Detroit preview

Wright State (10-10, 2-4 Horizon League) at Detroit (10-11, 3-3 HL)

When: 7 p.m., Monday

Where: Calihan Hall

Web: ESPN3

Radio: 106.5-FM

Probable Wright State starters

Name;Ht.;Yr.;Pos.;PPG

Chrishawn Hopkins;6-2;Sr.;G;8.7

Joe Thomasson;6-4;Jr.;G;10.0

Reggie Arceneaux;5-9; Sr.;G;7.7

Kendall Griffin;6-4;Sr.;F;6.7

Michael Karena;6-10;Jr.;C;7.7

Probable Detroit starters

Name;Ht.;Yr.;Pos.;PPG

Chris Jenkins;6-7;So.;G;7.4

Jarod Williams;6-1;So.;G;5.1

Juwan Howard Jr.;6-5;Sr.;F;18.5

Paris Bass;6-7;Fr.;F;11.7

Youssoupha Kane;6-9;Jr.;F;2.4

About Wright State: KenPom.com gives the Raiders only a 22 percent chance of winning with a predicted final score of Detroit 70, Wright State 63. … The Raiders are 204th in the Pomeroy ratings, while the Titans are 139th. … Wright State has lost three in a row and will be trying to avoid its first four-game losing streak in league play since 2006. … Michael Karena (14 points) and Joe Thomasson (10) scored in double figures in the Raiders’ 70-57 victory against Detroit earlier this season, as did JT Yoho (18), who is out with a knee injury. Chrishawn Hopkins had a career-high six assists in the win.

About Detroit: The Titans are coming off a 70-66 loss at Cleveland State on Friday, but they have won four of their last six. … Detroit ranks fourth in the Horizon League in scoring offense (70.2 points per game) and fifth in scoring defense (68.3). The team ranks middle of the pack in most statistical categories, but the Titans lead the league in 3-point percentage (.380) … Detroit is coached by Ray McCallum, who is 115-117 in his seventh season at the school. McCallum is 285-254 in 18 seasons overall. … Senior forward Juwan Howard Jr. is the second-leading scorer in the league at 18.2 ppg. He also ranks second in free throw percentage (.855) … Junior guard Anton Wilson is second in the league in 3-point percentage (.459).

FYI: This will be the 49th meeting in the series, with Detroit holding a 25-23 edge. The most recent contest between the schools was Jan. 2, when Wright State opened Horizon League play with a 70-57 triumph at the Nutter Center. The Raiders have won three of their last four against the Titans.

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