Wright State at Cleveland State: What you need to know about Saturday’s game

Wright State University guard Tanner Holden tries to score against IUPUI guard Marcus Burk during their Horizon League game at the Nutter Center in Fairborn Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. Wright State won 106-66. Contributed photo by E.L. Hubbard
Wright State University guard Tanner Holden tries to score against IUPUI guard Marcus Burk during their Horizon League game at the Nutter Center in Fairborn Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. Wright State won 106-66. Contributed photo by E.L. Hubbard

Who: Wright State (23-6, 13-3) at Cleveland State (10-18, 6-9)

When: 3 p.m. Saturday

TV/Radio: ESPN3/106.5

Series: Wright State leads 40-34

Coaches: Scott Nagy is 89-42 in his fourth year at Wright State and 499-282 in his 25th year overall. Dennis Gates is 19-32 in his second season at Cleveland State.

Probable Wright State starters

Name Ht. Class Pos. Avg.

Loudon Love 6-9 Jr. C 15.9

Tanner Holden 6-6 Fr. F 12.3

Jaylon Hall 6-6 So. F 8.1

Bill Wampler 6-6 Sr. F 15.5

Cole Gentry 5-10 Sr. G 10.8

Probable Cleveland State starters

Algevon Eichelberger 6-8 Jr. F 14.3

Torrey Patton 6-5 Jr. F 10.8

Jeremy Sanchez 6-0 Fr. G 1.3

Tre Gomillion 6-4 So. G 8.3

Hugo Ferreira 6-1 Fr. G 4.8

About Wright State: Nagy is one win away from No. 500 for his career, and the Raiders can lock up at least a share of the Horizon League crown with a victory, which would be only the third conference title in program history. They have a one-game lead on Northern Kentucky (20-8, 12-4), which won at Cleveland State, 73-59, on Thursday and visits Youngstown State (16-12, 9-6) at 2 p.m. Saturday. … The Raiders, which dropped 15 spots to 126th in the NET rankings with the YSU loss, have been out-rebounded in six of their last 11 games. In their first 18 games, they lost the battle of the boards just four times. … They led from start to finish in their first meeting with Cleveland State, winning 75-62 at home Jan. 16. Tanner Holden led four players in double figures with 16. Grant Basile had 12 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks in 22 minutes off the bench. But the Vikings had a 44-41 rebounding edge.

About Cleveland State: Patton, a Trotwood-Madison grad, notched a team-high 13 points against NKU and has had a productive first season with the Vikings. After playing at Akron and then spending one year at Indian Hills Community College in Iowa, he's shooting a team-best 51.7% from the field and 46.3 on 3-pointers. He's also second in rebounding at 5.2 per game. His season high is 25 points, and he had 21 against Wright State, going 9 of 13 from the field and 2 of 4 on 3-pointers. … The Vikings are 306th in the NET rankings and last in the league in scoring at 63.7 per game. … Eichelberger has scored in double figures in 16 straight games. … Gomillion had a career-high eight assists and a team-high eight rebounds against the Norse.

Coming up: Wright State finishes the regularseason at Northern Kentucky at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, on ESPNU. The league tourney starts March 3 at campus sites, but the Raiders have already clinched a top-two seed and a double bye into the semifinals March 9 at Indiana Farmers Coliseum.