Green Bay at Wright State: What you need to know about Saturday’s Horizon League opener

Who: Green Bay (5-8) at Wright State (10-3)

When: 2 p.m. Saturday

TV/Radio: ESPN+/106.5-FM

Series: Green Bay leads 32-31

Coaches: Scott Nagy is 76-39 in his fourth year at Wright State and 486-279 in his 25th year overall. Linc Darner is 80-72 in his fifth year at Green Bay and 373-189 in 18 years overall.

Probable Wright State starters

Name Ht. Class Pos. Avg.

Loudon Love 6-9 Sr. C 12.9

Tanner Holden 6-6 Fr. F 11.2

Jaylon Hall 6-6 So. F 8.4

Bill Wampler 6-6 Sr. G 13.8

Cole Gentry 5-10 Sr. G 10.8

Probable Green Bay starters

Manny Patterson 6-8 Jr. F 5.5

Cody Schwartz 6-9 Jr. F 8.6

Amari Davis 6-3 Fr. G 15.9

Kameron Hankerson 6-5 Sr. G 10.9

JayQuan McCloud 6-2 Sr. G 15.5

About Wright State: The Raiders, who are 3-0 in true road games and 5-1 away from home, posted their best non-league record in 33 years as a D-I program. They were 9-4 in 2007-08, 10-4 in 2000-01 and 7-3 in 1992-93. … They're ranked 13th in the Mid-Major poll and have gone 1-1 against other rated teams, losing to No. 10 Kent State and beating No. 19 Toledo. … Holden is sixth in the Horizon League in rebounding with a 6.9 average, while sub center Grant Basile is eighth at 6.3. Love's 8.5 average would be third if he had enough games to qualify. … Wampler is fifth in the league in free-throw percentage at 84.1. Hall is eighth in assists at 3.2 per game, and he has 1.4 assists for every turnover, the fourth-best ratio in the league. … Basile is averging 9.1 points and is fourth in the league in blocks at 0.9 per game.

About Green Bay: McCloud was named the conference player of the week after pouring in 32 points in an 85-84 road win over Northern Illinois on Dec. 21. He had a career-high six 3-pointers along with five rebounds and five assists. He also won a weekly award last season. He's third in the league in free-throw percentage at 87.5 and sixth in 3-pointers per game at 2.5. … The Phoenix set a program record for points in a 126-64 win over Concordia-Chicago on Dec. 18. … Sub P.J. Pipes, a 6-2 junior guard, is the team's third-leading scorer with an 11.3 average and is fifth in the league in steals at 1.5 per game.

Youth Basketball Day: Coaches and players (and their parents) can purchase tickets for Saturday's game online for $5 at Enter the promo code YOUTH19.

Coming up: The Raiders host Milwaukee (5-7) at 7 p.m. Monday and then play four straight league games on the road, starting with Oakland (5-8) on Jan. 3.

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