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

Who: Milwaukee (9-11, 4-3) at Wright State (10-10, 4-3)

When: 7 p.m. Thursday


Radio: 106.5-FM

Series: Milwaukee leads 30-29

»RELATED: Raiders roll past Cleveland State

Coaches: Scott Nagy is 55-32 in his third year at Wright State and 465-272 in 24 years overall. Pat Baldwin is 25-28 in his second season at Milwaukee. He was an assistant at Northwestern before that and a former player there.

Probable Wright State starters

Mark Hughes, 6-4, Sr., G, 10.3

Cole Gentry, 5-10, Jr., G, 13.8

Alan Vest, 6-3, Sr., G, 4.7

Loudon Love, 6-9, So., F, 14.5

Parker Ernsthausen, 6-11, Sr., C, 4.5

Probable Cleveland State starters

Darius Roy, 6-2, Jr., G, 16.0

Jake Wright, 6-4, Sr., G, 8.0

DeAndre Abram, 6-8, Jr., G, 12.7

Amir Allen, 6-8, So., F, 5.7

Wil Sessoms, 6-8, Jr., F, 4.7

About Wright State: The Raiders finished their five-game road stretch with a 3-2 record, winning their last two. Their 89-66 win at Cleveland State on Saturday matched their most lopsided victory over a Division-I foe this season. They also won by 23 in the season opener against Western Carolina. … The Raiders are 7-2 at home and are second in the league (and 33rd nationally) in free-throw shooting at 75.3 percent, just behind Milwaukee's 76.9 (ninth in the country). They made 47 of 50 foul shots against Youngstown State and Cleveland State last week. … Their defense has been an issue. They're eighth in the league in field-goal percentage defense at 46.5 percent and 10th in 3-point percentage defense at 38.2. … Gentry has made 35 straight free throws, 12 short of Jesse Deister's school record. He's shooting 95.2 percent this season (59 of 62), which is second nationally behind Oklahoma State's Lindy Waters III (95.9). He's on pace to break Deister's school record of 94.9 set in 2000-01.

About Milwaukee: The Panthers have won their last two games, handling IUPUI and UIC at home. They play at Northern Kentucky on Saturday as part of a five-game road stretch before returning home Feb. 14. … They were picked eighth in the league preseason poll, receiving one first-place vote while Wright State (25), Northern Kentucky (10) and UIC (4) divvied up the rest. … They're last in the league in scoring at 71.3 points per game and fourth defensively at 74.8. … Roy, who is eighth in the league in scoring and sixth in assists (3.7), is coming off a 25-point game against IUPUI, going 9 of 11 from the field, 3 of 3 on 3-pointers and 4 of 4 on free throws. … Abram is fourth in rebounding at 7.6 per game, while Allen is fourth in blocks (1.1).

Coming up: After hosting Green Bay at 7 p.m. Saturday, the Raiders play at UIC and IUPUI next week and then have five straight games at home.

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