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Preview: Wright State at VMI


Wright State (5-5) at Virginia Military Institute (4-4)

When: 1 p.m. today

Where: Lexington, Va.

Radio: 106.5

Probable Wright State starters

Player, Ht., Yr., Pos., PPG

Cole Darling, 6-8, Sr., F, 7.8

A.J. Pacher, 6-10, Sr., F, 11.1

Reggie Arceneaux, 5-9, Jr., G, 8.0

Matt Vest, 6-5, Sr., G, 7.1

Kendall Griffin, 6-4, Jr., G, 6.8

Probable VMI starters

D.J. Covington, 6-9, Sr., F, 15.5

Jordan Weethee, 6-6, So., F, 8.5

Rodney Glasgow, 5-10, Sr., G, 15.4

Brian Brown, 5-11, Jr., G, 5.4

QJ Peterson, 6-0, Fr., G, 21.4

About Wright State: This is the second time the Raiders have been 5-5 in coach Billy Donlon’s four years. They were also 5-5 in his first year, 2010-11, and finished 19-14. … Wright State is 0-3 in games decided by five points or less. Last year, it was 6-2. … This is expected to be the last game Wright State plays without guard Chrishawn Hopkins. The transfer from Butler should be eligible to play their next game at Miami on Dec. 15.

About VMI: The Keydets are 4-0 at home and 0-4 on the road. Their wins are against Citadel, Air Force, Bluefield State and Bridgewater College. Their last two losses to William & Mary and Elon are by a combined 47 points. … Coach Duggar Baucom is in his eighth season. VMI finished 14-17 last season and 8-8 in the Big South Conference. It was picked to finish fourth out of six teams in the Big South North Division preseason poll. … Peterson ranks 21st in the nation in scoring, and he ranks third among freshmen.

FYI: This is the second meeting between the two programs. Wright State won 92-59 last season. It was Wright State’s highest-scoring game of the season. … Through Thursday, Wright State was one of five Horizon League teams at or below .500. Milwaukee (8-2) was off to the best start, and Oakland (1-7) was off to the worst start.

— David Jablonski


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