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Preview: Wright State-Valparaiso

Who: Wright State (13-4, 4-0 Horizon League) at Valparaiso (14-5, 4-1)

When: 8 p.m. (EST) Saturday

Where: Valparaiso, Ind.

Radio: 100.3

Probable Wright State starters

  • Matt Vest, 6-5, Jr., G, 6.3
  • Kendall Griffin, 6-4, So., G, 5.8
  • Tavares Sledge, 6-9, So., F, 4.9
  • Reggie Arceneaux, 5-9, So, G, 10.8
  • Cole Darling, 6-8, Jr., F, 10.7

Probable Valparaiso starters

  • Ryan Broekhoff, 6-7, Sr., F, 17.1
  • Kevin Van Wijk, 6-8, Sr., F, 13.3
  • Eric Buggs, 5-11, Sr., G, 6.1
  • Will Bogan, 6-1, Sr., G, 4.6
  • Matt Kenney, 6-4, Sr., G, 6.8

About Wright State: This is Wright State’s first game since a 62-61 victory at Loyola on Jan. 11. They’ve won a season-best five games in a row. It’s their first five-game winning streak since the 2008-09 season, and that was also the last season they won six in a row. … The Raiders split with Valparaiso last year and were swept by them two years ago. Prior to that, Wright State had won five in a row in the series. Wright State leads the overall series 9-6. … Wright State ranks 12th in the nation in scoring defense (55.8 points per game).

About Valparaiso: The Crusaders opened Horizon League play with a loss at home to Loyola and have since beat Cleveland State, Illinois-Chicago, Milwaukee and Detroit. … LaVonte Dority, a transfer from South Florida, became eligible to play Dec. 15 and averages 12.4 points off the bench. … The Crusaders returned all five starters this season and were the preseason favorite to win the Horizon League championship. They won the regular-season title last season with a 14-4 record and lost to Detroit in the tournament final. … This is the second season for head coach Bryce Drew. … Broekhoff was the Horizon League Player of the Year last season, averaging 14.4 points and 8.4 rebounds. He ranks second in the league in scoring this season and first in rebounding.

Coach Billy Donlon on Valparaiso: “Valpo is really good. They start five seniors, so that should tell you they’re going to play with great urgency. They have great experience. They’re really well coached, and they have some good guys coming off the bench.”

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