Who: Milwaukee (13-14, 6-8) vs Wright State (19-7, 11-2)
When: 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: Nutter Center
Probable Wright State starters
Grant Benzinger, 6-3, Sr. G, 14.2
Parker Ernsthausen, 6-11, Jr., F, 4.9
Mark Hughes, 6-4, Jr, G, 9.5
Loudon Love, 6-9, Fr., C, 12.2
Cole Gentry, 5-10, So., G, 10.2
Probable Milwaukee starters
Jeremiah Bell, 6-0, Jr., G, 13.6
Brock Stull, 6-4, Jr., G, 13.3
Bryce Barnes, 5-11, So., G, 6.8
Bryce Nze, 6-7, So., F, 10.2
Brett Prahl, 6-9, C, Sr., 8.9
Series history: Milwaukee leads 29-28 after beating the Raiders 66-61 on Jan. 20.
Coaches: Scott Nagy is 39-19 in two seasons at Wright State. His career record in 23 seasons is 448-259. Pat Baldwin is 13-14 in his first season at Milwaukee.
Last games: Wright State beat Green Bay 68-64 on Thursday. Milwaukee fell 54-52 at Northern Kentucky on Thursday.
About Wright State: The Raiders have won 12 of 14 and are tied with Northern Kentucky for first place in the Horizon League at 11-2. … Wright State is 12-1 at the Nutter Center. … The winner of the first WSU-Milwaukee game has gone on to complete the season sweep three years in a row and four of five. … A victory would give the Raiders their third consecutive 20-win season. … Hughes recorded his first double-double Thursday with 13 points and a career-high 14 rebounds. … Junior guard Tye Wilburn missed Thursday’s game with a thigh injury and is questionable for Milwaukee. … Freshman guard Jaylon Hall has scored in double figures in five consecutive games and seven of eight. … After registering a 47-37 edge in rebounds against Green Bay, WSU has been even or ahead in rebounding margin in seven consecutive games. … KenPom.com gives the Raiders an 80 percent chance of winning, with a predicted final score of 67-58. WSU is 127th out of 351 teams in the Pomeroy ratings.
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About Milwaukee : Despite Thursday’s loss at NKU , the Panthers have won four of six. … Milwaukee has lost four consecutive away games and is 4-8 on the road overall. … The Panthers rank ninth in the league in scoring offense (68.3) and third in scoring defense (68.8). They are last in 3-point field goal percentage (32.1) and eighth in free throw percentage (66.9). … Milwaukee is 7-3 when scoring at least 70 points. … Sophomore guard August Haas is second in the league in assist/turnover ratio (2.3:1), and Nze is fourth in rebounding (7.9). … Nze had five points and nine rebounds Thursday at NKU , snapping a streak of three consecutive double-doubles, which hadn’t been accomplished by a Milwaukee player in 10 years. … The Panthers are 217th in the Pomeroy ratings.
Next game: Wright State host Northern Kentucky on Friday.
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