Who: Wright State (8-10, 2-3) at Youngstown State (6-13, 2-4)
When: 7 p.m. Thursday
Series: Wright State leads 45-10
Coaches: Scott Nagy is 53-32 in his third year at Wright State and 463-272 in 24 years overall. Jerrod Calhoun is 14-37 in his second year at Youngstown State. He was 124-38 in five years at Fairmont State, including a runner-up finish in the NCAA Division II tourney in 2017.
Probable Wright State starters
Mark Hughes, 6-4, Sr., G, 10.2
Cole Gentry, 5-10, Jr., G, 14.3
Alan Vest, 6-3, Sr., G, 4.7
Loudon Love, 6-9, So., F, 13.9
Parker Ernsthausen, 6-11, Sr., C, 4.4
Probable Youngstown State starters
Jelani Simmons, 6-5, Fr., G, 8.1
Darius Quisenberry, 6-1, Fr., G, 12.4
Garrett Covington, 6-5, So., G, 11.6
Naz Bohannon, 6-6, So., F, 6.8
Olamide Pedersen, 6-9, Fr., F, 3.7
About Wright State: The Raiders have ground to make up in the conference. Detroit Mercy, which was picked to finish 10th, is first at 5-1, while Northern Kentucky is 4-1, Oakland 4-2, Green Bay and UIC 3-2, Wright State, IUPUI and Milwaukee 2-3, Youngstown State 2-4 and Cleveland State 0-6. Detroit’s Antoine Davis, who has been named the league’s freshman of the week six times and player of the week twice, is second in the nation in scoring at 27.7 points per game, trailing only Campbell’s Chris Clemons (29.6). Oakland’s Xavier Hill-Mais is the only other player in the league averaging more than 20 at 20.9. … Junior wing Bill Wampler has been productive since becoming sixth man in the last four games. He’s averaging 15.3 points, shooting 43.5 percent from the field and 36.4 on 3’s. In 14 games as a starter, he averaged 14.7 points, shot 34.2 percent overall and 33.7 on 3’s.
About Youngstown State: The Penguins, who were picked to finish ninth in the league, are coming off an 82-76 win at IUPUI. Quisenberry had a team-high 22 points. They just concluded a stretch of four straight road games, going 2-2. That included a win at Milwaukee and an overtime loss at Green Bay. … Bohannon, a preseason second-team all-league pick, is second in the conference in rebounding at 9.1 per game. He had 28 rebounds in two games against Wright State last year, including 15 on the offensive end. … Pedersen leads the league in blocks at 1.3 per game. … Covington is fourth in steals at 1.5. … The Penguins have lost three straight to Wright State, but they went 5-5 in the 10 games before that.
Coming up: The Raiders finish their five-game road stretch at Cleveland State (5-14) at 7 p.m. Saturday. They play seven of their final 11 league games at home, including a visit from Milwaukee (7-11) at 7 p.m. Thursday.
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