Milwaukee at Wright State: What you need to know about Monday’s game

Wright State’s Jordan Ash vs. Green Bay at the Nutter Center on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. Joseph Craven/WSU Athletics
Wright State’s Jordan Ash vs. Green Bay at the Nutter Center on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. Joseph Craven/WSU Athletics

Who: Milwaukee (5-8) at Wright State (11-3)

When: 7 p.m. Monday

TV/Radio: ESPN3/106.5-FM

Series: Wright State leads 31-30

Coaches: Scott Nagy is 77-39 in his fourth year at Wright State and 487-279 in his 25th year overall. Pat Baldwin is 30-47 in his third year at Milwaukee. He played at Northwestern in the early 1990s and was an assistant there from 2013-17.

Probable Wright State starters

Name Ht. Class Pos. Avg.

Loudon Love 6-9 Sr. C 13.9

Tanner Holden 6-6 Fr. F 10.6

Jaylon Hall 6-6 So. F 8.9

Bill Wampler 6-6 Sr. G 14.3

Cole Gentry 5-10 Sr. G 11.5

Probable Milwaukee starters

DeAndre Abram 6-8 Sr. F 9.7

Josh Thomas 6-4 Jr. G 11.1

Darius Roy 6-2 Sr. G 15.9

C.J.Wilbourn 6-7 Fr. G 3.0

Te’Jon Lucas 6-2 Jr. G 14.7

About Wright State: Love had 16 rebounds in a 90-84 home win over Green Bay on Saturday, and his presence helps the Raiders' effort on the boards even when he's not pulling them down. They've out-rebounded their foes in eight of the nine games he's played, including a 50-29 edge against the Phoenix. They were out-rebounded in three of the five games he missed, giving up 19 offensive boards against Mississippi Valley State. …. Hall, a third-year sophomore, hit two 3's in the first 3:20 against Green Bay and is a more confident shooter this year. He was 33 of 103 (32 percent) from the arc as a true freshman in 2017-18 but is 13 of 35 (37.1 percent) this season. … Green Bay committed 28 fouls, but the Raiders didn't really capitalize, going 21 of 35 on free throws. Nagy, though, was pleased they went 11 of 25 on 3's after hitting 14 of 66 in the three games before that. "It was nice to see those going in for a change," he said.

About Milwaukee: The Panthers went 2 of 17 on 3-pointers in a 74-64 loss at Northern Kentucky on Saturday. Lucas, a transfer from Illinois, had 24 points and was the only starter in double figures. Wil Sessoms, a 6-9 senior, had 11 off the bench. … Like Green Bay, they played marquee opponents in the non-league season, losing by 19 at Wisconsin and 27 at Kansas. They trailed by only two at halftime against the Badgers. Roy had 25 points in that game. … They were picked seventh in the league preseason poll. … Roy, who is sixth in the conference in scoring, led the team last season with a 15.8 average. He's also fourth in free-throw shooting at 84.8 percent. … Abram, a former George Mason player, averaged a team-high 6.9 rebounds last season. That's not a strength this year for Milwaukee. Three players lead the way with 4.8 averages.

Coming up: The Raiders will play four straight league games on the road after hosting Milwaukee, starting with Oakland (6-8) on Jan. 3.