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Preview: Wright State vs. Richmond


Who: Richmond (19-14) at Wright State (22-12)

When: 7 p.m. Monday

Where: Nutter Center

Radio: 100.3

What: Quarterfinals of College Basketball Invitational

Tickets: $13, or $10 for season-ticket holders.

Probable Wright State starters

  • Matt Vest, 6-5, Jr., G, 5.6
  • Kendall Griffin, 6-4, So., G, 6.3
  • Jerran Young, 6-6, Jr., F, 8.5
  • Reggie Arceneaux, 5-9, So., G, 9.1
  • AJ Pacher, 6-10, Jr., F, 4.9

Probable Richmond starters

  • Greg Robbins, 6-5, Sr., F, 6.8
  • Derrick Williams, 6-6, Jr., F, 11.6
  • Darien Brothers, 6-3, Sr., G, 14.3
  • Cedrick Lindsay, 6-1, Jr., G, 12.2
  • Alonzo Nelson-Ododa, 6-9, Fr., F, 3.8

About Wright State: The Raiders have now played more games this season than in any previous season in school history. They played 33 in 2006-07, 2008-09 and 2010-11. … The Horizon League is 1-4 against the Atlantic 10 this season. Youngstown State claimed the only win against the A-10, beating George Washington 80-73 on Nov. 10. … Arceneaux started at point guard Wednesday in the 72-52 victory over Tulsa. Joe Bramanti had started the previous 10 games. … Miles Dixon (8.3) is the team’s top scorer off the bench. … Vest, Pacher and the injured Cole Darling played a combined 31 minutes off the bench without scoring two years ago when Wright State lost 71-61 to Richmond at the Chicago Invitational Challenge. Vest played 24 of those minutes.

About Richmond: This is Richmond’s third appearance in the CBI. It lost in the first round in 2008 and in the semifinals in 2009. Richmond has played in the NCAA tournament nine times, reaching the Sweet 16 in 1988 and 2011, and has also played in the NIT seven times. … Richmond is 4-10 on the road. It finished ninth out of 16 teams in the A-10. … Brothers scored 16 points against Wright State two years ago. … Coach Chris Mooney, a Princeton graduate who was the head coach at Air Force for one season before going to Richmond, is in his eighth season. He’s 147-117. … Richmond ranks 26th in the country in 3-point percentage (38.0).

Billy Donlon on Richmond: “They do a lot of things you don’t see all year the way they guard you. They switch man to man. They run a hybrid of the Princeton.”


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