Who: IUPUI (8-6, 0-1 Horizon League) at Wright State (6-8, 0-1)
When: 3 p.m. Sunday
Series: Wright State leads 10-3
Coaches: Scott Nagy is 51-30 in his third year at Wright State and 461-270 in 24 years overall. Jason Gardner, named Indiana’s Mr. Basketball in 1999, is 56-83 in his fifth year at IUPUI.
Probable Wright State starters
Mark Hughes, 6-4, Sr., G, 9.3
Cole Gentry, 5-10, Jr., G, 13.9
Alan Vest, 6-3, Sr., G, 4.8
Bill Wampler, 6-6, Jr., F, 14.5
Parker Ernsthausen, 6-11, Sr., C, 5.0
Probable IUPUI starters
Camron Justice, 6-3, Jr., G, 20.4
Grant Weatherford, 6-2, Jr., G, 7.6
D.J. McCall, 6-6, Sr., F, 5.4
Evan Hall, 6-7, Sr., F, 8.9
Elyjah Goss, 6-7, So., F, 7.9
About Wright State: The Raiders launched a season-high 40 three-pointers in their 75-72 overtime loss to UIC. Their most attempts previously had been 34 against Cedarville, which was the only other time they’ve topped 30. Gentry was outstanding with 25 points, five assists and two turnovers in 43 minutes. He went 8-for-16 from the field and 4-of-10 on 3’s, but the rest of the team struggled. Wampler went 3-of-16 from the field and 2-of-10 on 3’s, while Ernsthausen was 0-of-7 and 0-of-5. Despite a plethora of misses, the game actually ended on three 3-pointers in the final 45 seconds. UIC’s Tarkus Ferguson hit one for a three-point lead, Gentry answered to tie the game, and then Travel Washington made one at the buzzer. He came into the game having hit only six all year but made four against the Raiders. “As coach told us, we’ve got to get better from this,” Gentry said. “We can’t let it kill our season because it’s tough right now. We’ve got to learn from it and make sure this ends up being a positive instead of something that just deflates us.”
About IUPUI: The Jaguars lost their league opener Friday at Northern Kentucky, 92-77, for their third straight loss. Top sub Jaylen Minnett, a 6-1 sophomore guard averaging 11.4 points, had 14 to lead five players in double figures. They fell behind 12-2 and never recovered, going 5-of-21 on 3’s. … Justice has led the team in scoring in all but two games with a high of 29 in a win at Boston College. He played his first two years at Vanderbilt before transferring. He was named the MVP of a two-game tourney this year in Niagara, N.Y. … The Jaguars also have a home win over Bradley, which won the Cancun Challenge. They were picked sixth in the league preseason poll.
Coming up: The Raiders play five straight road games, starting at Detroit at 7 p.m. Thursday and then going to Oakland on Saturday. They don’t play at home again until facing Milwaukee on Jan. 24.
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