Wright State vs. Oakland preview

Wright State (11-10, 3-4 Horizon League) at Oakland (9-12, 4-2 HL)

When: 7 p.m., Wednesday

Where: Athletics Center O’rena

Web: ESPN3

Radio: 106.5-FM

Probable Wright State starters


Chrishawn Hopkins;6-2;Sr.;G;8.5

Joe Thomasson;6-4;Jr.;G;9.8

Justin Mitchell;6-4;Fr.;G;3.3

Kendall Griffin;6-4;Sr.;F;8.6

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

Probable Oakland starters


Kahlil Felder;5-9;So.;G;16.7

Tommie McCune;6-8;Jr.;F;8.7

Dante Williams;6-6;Sr.;F;9.7

Jalen Hayes;6-7;Fr.;F;6.5

Corey Petros;6-10;Sr.;C;13.3

About Wright State: KenPom.com gives the Raiders a 32 percent chance of winning with a predicted final score of Oakland 69, Wright State 65. The Raiders are 184th in the Pomeroy ratings, while the Grizzlies are 166th. … WSU is coming off a 64-53 victory at Detroit on Monday in which senior forward Kendall Griffin scored a career-high 20 points and freshman guard Grant Benzinger tied his career high with 18 to help the Raiders snap a three-game losing streak. The duo combined to hit 9 of 16 3-pointers as WSU tied its season high with 11 treys. … The Raiders rank last in the Horizon League in rebounding (29.5) and rebounding margin (minus-5.9).

About Oakland: The Grizzlies are coming off a 59-56 home victory against Cleveland State on Monday that extended their win streak to four. … Oakland is 8-3 at home with victories against the top three teams in the Horizon League (Wisconsin-Green Bay, Valparaiso and CSU). … The Grizzlies, who are in their second season in the Horizon League, are coached by Greg Kampe, who is 519-386 in 31 seasons at the school. …. The Grizzies rank third in the league in scoring offense (71.0 points per game) and last in scoring defense (74.2). … Four of the team’s 12 losses have come against teams currently ranked in the Top 25 (Iowa State, Michigan State, Arizona and Maryland). … Senior forward Ralph Hill is in his second season at Oakland after transferring from the University of Dayton.

FYI: This will be the 10th meeting between the schools, with Wright State holding a 7-2 series edge. The most recent meeting was March 7, 2013, when the Raiders won 73-57 in the Horizon League tournament quarterfinals. WSU coach Billy Donlon is 4-0 against Oakland.

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