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Wright State at IUPUI: What you need to know about Friday’s game

Wright State’s Tanner Holden blocks out a Green Bay defender at the Nutter Center on Dec. 28, 2019. Joseph Craven/WSU Athletics
Wright State’s Tanner Holden blocks out a Green Bay defender at the Nutter Center on Dec. 28, 2019. Joseph Craven/WSU Athletics

Who: Wright State (14-3, 4-0) at IUPUI (5-12, 1-3)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

TV/Radio: ESPN3/106.5-FM

Series: Wright State leads 13-3

Coaches: Scott Nagy is 80-39 in his fourth year at Wright State and 480-279 in his 25th year overall. IUPUI interim coach Byron Rimm II is 187-255 overall, including 10 years at Prairie View A&M.

Probable Wright State starters

Name Ht. Class Pos. Avg.

Loudon Love 6-9 Sr. C 14.3

Tanner Holden 6-6 Fr. F 10.6

Jaylon Hall 6-6 So. F 9.2

Bill Wampler 6-6 Sr. G 14.3

Cole Gentry 5-10 Sr. G 11.2

Probable IUPUI starters

Isaiah Williams 6-8 Jr. F 8.1

Elyjah Goss 6-7 Jr. F 9.2

Jaylen Minnett 6-1 Jr. G 15.5

Marcus Burk 6-3 Jr. G 18.8

Grant Weatherford 6-2 Jr. G 7.6

About Wright State: The Raiders are 11th in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25. They're 110 in the NET rankings, easily the best in the Horizon League. Northern Kentucky is next at 169, while everyone else is 227 or worse. …Gentry is shooting 87.3 percent from the foul line for his career — 26 of 28 this season, 83 of 92 last year, 35 of 43 as a sophomore and 7 of 10 as a freshman at South Dakota State — and is currently second on the all-time list. Jesse Deister (2000-02) holds the record at 89.0. … Love has 1,136 career points, which is 31st in program history. Next up is Bill Wilson (1976-80) at 1,040. … While the Detroit comeback last weekend was dramatic, the Raiders overcame two other late deficits to keep their momentum going. They were down five with five minutes to go against visiting Green Bay and won, 90-84, and they scored the last three points in the final 1:15 in a 76-74 win over Western Kentucky at home. "When you have good seasons, you win those games even when you don't play well," Nagy said.

About IUPUI: The Jaguars had a tumultuous offseason when fifth-year coach Jason Gardner was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and resigned. … They also were dealt a blow when Camron Justice, an all-league guard, left as a grad transfer to play for Western Kentucky. … They were picked to finish ninth in the league. … Minnett was the conference's sixth man of the year in 2018-19. … Williams, who averaged 15.5 points and 10 rebounds for Dayton Stivers in 2015-16, enrolled at Akron, transferred after one year to Liberty and then spent last season at Pensacola (Fla.) State College. … The Jaguars, who opened league play with three close losses, are coming off a 93-78 win at Green Bay. .. Goss leads the league in rebounding (10.8), while Burk is second in scoring.

Coming up: After finishing a four-game road stretch at UIC at 4:15 p.m. Sunday, the Raiders host Cleveland State at 7 p.m. Thursday.