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Wright State (6-1) at Georgia State (3-2)


When: 7 p.m. today

Where: GSU Sports Arena

TV/Radio: ESPN3, 106.5-FM

Probable Wright State starters

Steven Davis 6-8; Sr.; F; 16.0

Mark Alstork 6-5; Jr.; G; 22.9

Justin Mitchell 6-4; Jr.; G; 11.3

Grant Benzinger 6-3; Jr.; G; 12.4

Mike La Tulip 6-1; Sr.; G; 9.4

Probable Georgia State starters

Jeremy Hollowell 6-8; Sr.; F; 14.6

Willie Clayton 6-8; Sr.; F; 7.6

Isaiah Dennis 6-0; Sr.; G; 5.4

D’Marcus Simonds 6-3; Fr.; G; 11.6

Jeff Thomas 6-5; So.; G; 7.8

Series history: Georgia State leads 1-0 after a 59-46 win at the Nutter Center last season.

About Wright State: The Raiders are second nationally in free throws made (159) and third in attempts (211). … They made 11 of 22 three-pointers Sunday against North Florida and are shooting 42 percent from the arc. That’s the 17th-best mark in the nation. La Tulip has made 16 of 32, while Mark Hughes (50.0), Davis (43.0), Alstork (40.5) and Mitchell (40.0) are all shooting 40 percent or better. … La Tulip has had two turnovers in seven games and 193 minutes. … Mitchell is the team’s leading rebounder with a 6.6 average, while Benzinger is at 6.4.

About Georgia State: The Panthers have lost to Purdue and Auburn on the road and have beaten Eastern Kentucky, NJIT and Thomas University. … They were picked to finish third in the Sun Belt preseason poll behind favorite UT-Arlington and Arkansas-Little Rock, and Hollowell was named to the all-league second team. He averaged about 15 points and five rebounds last season. … The Atlanta school won the Mayan Division of the Cancun Challenge last week. Simonds had a combined 34 points in two games and was named MVP. Sub Justin Seymour made the all-tournament team. … Clayton averages a team-best 9.6 rebounds.

Local ties: Dayton native Ron Hunter is in his sixth year at Georgia State and had a 103-61 record in his first five years, the most victories in any five-year stretch in program history. The former Miami University star is one win from tying the all-time school mark and has led the Panthers to three postseason tournaments. They reached the third round of the NCAA tourney in 2015, knocking off third-seeded Baylor. He’s 379-282 in 22 years, including 17 at IUPUI.


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