Wright State at Youngstown State: What you need to know about tonight’s game

Wright State point guard Cole Gentry vs. Northern Kentucky at the Nutter Center on Jan. 24, 2020. Joseph Craven/WSU Athletics
Wright State point guard Cole Gentry vs. Northern Kentucky at the Nutter Center on Jan. 24, 2020. Joseph Craven/WSU Athletics

Who: Wright State (23-5, 13-2) at Youngstown State (15-12, 8-6)

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

TV/Radio: ESPN+/ESPN3/106.5

Series: Wright State leads 48-12

Coaches: Scott Nagy is 89-41 in his fourth year at Wright State and 499-281 in his 25th year overall. Jerrod Calhoun is 35-56 in his third season at Youngstown State and 161-94 in eight years overall.

Probable Wright State starters

Name Ht. Class Pos. Avg.

Loudon Love 6-9 Jr. C 15.8

Tanner Holden 6-6 Fr. F 12.2

Jaylon Hall 6-6 So. F 8.1

Bill Wampler 6-6 Sr. F 15.5

Cole Gentry 5-10 Sr. G 11.0

Probable YSU starters

Michael Akuchie 6-8 Jr. F 9.3

Naz Bohannon 6-6 Jr. F 10.7

Donel Cathcart III 6-5 Sr. G 6.8

Devin Morgan 5-10 Sr. G 6.4

Garrett Covington 6-5 Jr. G 8.2

About Wright State: The Raiders have won eight of their last nine games, and ESPN's Joe Lunardi has bumped them up to a 13 seed in his latest NCAA bracket projections, pairing them against fourth-seeded Auburn. They're one line from entering the at-large discussion. Lunardi has Utah State and East Tennessee State as his last at-large picks, making them 12 seeds and putting them in the First Four in Dayton. … The Raiders are 113th in the NET rankings and have won six in a row against Youngstown State, including a 79-72 home win Jan. 18. … Love earned his second Horizon League player of the week award this season and third overall Monday (he was named freshman of the week seven times in 2017-18). He's scored in double figures in 13 of 14 league games, including five outings in the 20s. … Wampler has averaged 20.3 points in his last four games, going 17 of 27 on 3's. He's got 944 points at Wright State (and 408 in two seasons at Drake). … Gentry has notched 23 assists with just five turnovers in his last five games. He's got 947 points as a Raider (plus 33 at South Dakota State before transferring).

About Youngstown State: The Penguins, who are 244th in the NET rankings, are coming off a 72-64 loss at Oakland on Saturday, snapping a three-game winning streak. … Sophomore guard Dairus Quisenberry had 14 points in 29 minutes off the bench in the defeat. The Wayne grad, a second-team all-league pick last season, is averaging a team-best 15.6 points but was held out of the starting lineup for the first time in 59 career games. He set the school's freshman record for 3-pointers with 51 but has 37 this season. He's shooting just 41.8% from the field and 29.8 on 3's. … The Penguins are tied with Green Bay for third in the league, two games behind Northern Kentucky.

Coming up: Wright State plays at Cleveland State at 3 p.m. Saturday before finishing the regularseason at Northern Kentucky on Feb. 28.