Who: Urbana (1-2) at Wright State (3-1)
When: 7 p.m. Wednesday
Series: Wright State leads 5-0
Coaches: Scott Nagy is 69-37 in his fourth year at Wright State and 479-277 in his 25th year overall. Josh Gibson is in his first year at Urbana. He previously coached at two NAIA programs, Lourdes (Ohio) and Brescia (Ky.) and had a 96-112 record in seven seasons.
Probable Wright State starters
Name Ht. Class Pos. Avg.
Loudon Love 6-9 Jr. C 17.7
Tanner Holden 6-6 Fr. F 12.8
Jaylon Hall 6-6 So. F 9.5
Bill Wampler 6-6 Sr. G 15.5
Cole Gentry 5-10 Sr. G 11.0
Probable Urbana starters
Kyle Kegley 6-9 So. F 9.0
Mario Lacy Jr. 6-7 Fr. F 5.0
Jordan Bradley 5-10 Sr. G 15.3
Tehree Horn 6-3 Fr. G 11.7
Shaunn Monroe 6-0 Fr. G 10.3
About Wright State: Though they were rebounded, 38-34, in Saturday’s 72-71 loss to Kent State, the Raiders still lead the Horizon League in rebound margin at plus-9.8 per game. … Love is first in the league in rebounding with a 10.3 average and field-goal percentage at 60.0, while Holden is second in both rebounding (8.3) and shooting (59.0). Wampler is sixth in the league in scoring and Love seventh. … The Raiders are giving up 77 points per game, which puts them eighth among 10 conference teams. They’re 235th out of 353 Division-I teams in defensive efficiency, giving up 1.007 points per possession. … They’ve got the best 3-point percentage in the league at 35.0, despite going 2 of 11 in the second half against Kent State. They’re shooting 45.9 from the field, second only to Northern Kentucky’s 46.6.
About Urbana: The Division-II Blue Knights were picked to finish 11th out of 12 teams in the Mountain East Conference preseason poll. … They dropped their first two games this year but picked up their first win Saturday by beating Kentucky Wesleyan, 56-53, on the road. Bradley led the way with a game-high 17 points. They played Tuesday night at Central State. … They finished 6-20 overall and 4-18 in the conference last season and lost their top four scorers. … Monroe is a Fairborn High School graduate. … The Blue Knights don’t have a deep bench. Only five reserves have scored, and no one averages more than 3.3.
Quote: Nagy was unhappy with the defense against the Golden Flashes, allowing them to make 12 of 24 second-half shots.
“It’s been a little bit of our pattern. We struggle to guard people in the second half — mostly because we guard their stuff pretty well, and then teams quit running their stuff and go one-on-one. And we haven’t done very well at guarding that. We end up fouling and put them on the free-throw line too much.”
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