Northwestern Ohio at Wright State: What to know about Thursday’s game

Who: Northwestern Ohio (4-9) at Wright State (4-6)

When: 7 p.m. Thursday


Radio: 106.5-FM

Series: First meeting

Coaches: Scott Nagy is 49-28 in his third year at Wright State and 459-268 in 24 years overall. Caleb Williams is 18-25 in his second season at Northwestern Ohio.

Probable Wright State starters

Mark Hughes, 6-4, Sr., G, 9.5

Cole Gentry, 5-10, Jr., G, 13.3

Alan Vest, 6-3, Sr., G, 4.2

Bill Wampler, 6-6, Jr., F, 14.8

Loudon Love, 6-9, So., C, 14.2

Probable NW Ohio starters

Zach Montes, 6-4, Fr., G, 16.4

Nathan Lessing, 6-2, So., G, 15.2

Isaac Golson Jr., 6-2, Fr., G, 6.5

Oslbey Mercer, 6-4, So., G, 7.7

Ander Perez, 7-2, Sr., C, 5.6

About Wright State: The game is an exhibition for NW Ohio but counts in the won-loss record for the Raiders. Though they've lost five straight games to Division-I opponents (sandwiched around a win over Cedarville), they've had leads in the final four minutes against SMU, Kent State and Miami and were within a basket of Indiana State with 1:21 to go. … Love is third in the Horizon League in rebounding (9.2), fourth in field-goal shooting (56.1 percent) and second in blocks (1.5). He's slumping at the free-throw line, making 14-of-34 (41.2 percent). He hit 79-of-146 (54.1 percent) last season. … Gentry is sixth in the league is assists (4.2) and third in assist-turnover ratio (42 assists and 12 turnovers). … Wampler is fifth in the conference in free-throw shooting (81 percent). Hughes, who has made 17 of 19 foul shots, would be in the top five if he had enough attempts. … Freshman sub Skyelar Potter played two games last week without practicing because of his stepmother's death and yet still averaged 11.5 points.

About Northwestern Ohio: The Racers, an NAIA team from Lima, are coming off a 92-69 loss at Mount Vernon Nazarene on Tuesday, snapping a two-game winning streak. … Montes, who played at Pickerington North High School, had 26 points in the 70-64 victory over Wilberforce on Saturday. … Perez will be the tallest player the Raiders have faced this season. He averages 5.3 boards and has 22 blocks in 13 games … The Racers were picked to finish 10th among 11 teams in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference. Indiana Tech is the favorite. NW Ohio finished 7-13 in the league last season and shared the 2014-15 conference title with Davenport and Cornerstone. … The college was founded in 1920 and has an enrollment of 4,190.

Coming up: The Raiders host Morehead State (3-6) at 7 p.m. Tuesday. After playing at 17th-ranked Mississippi State on Dec. 22, they begin conference play with home games against UIC on Dec. 28 and IUPUI on Dec. 30.

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