Allegheny at Wittenberg preview

Who: Allegheny (4-3, 0-1 North Coast Athletic Conference) at Wittenberg (4-2, 0-1 NCAC).

When: 3 p.m.

Where: Pam Evans Smith Arena.

Allegheny starters: Clark Tritto, 6-3, Jr., F, 8.8 points per game; Chris Milon, 6-6, So., F, 8.6; Gabe Seidman, 6-2, So., G, 6.4; Devone McLeod, 6-0, Sr., G, 17.7; Ryan Stanko, 6-4, Jr., G, 15.1

Wittenberg starters: Cole Bond, 6-6, Jr., F, 0.8; Steven Newell, 6-0, Jr., G, 8.7; Zack Leahy, 6-0, Jr., G, 11.7; Sam Collins, 6-4, So.,W, 13.0; Scott Masin, 6-5, Jr., P, 13.5.

About Allegheny: The Gators have lost to Carnegie Mellon, Baldwin Wallace and Ohio Wesleyan. Their wins are against Pitt-Titusville, Wilmington, Geneva and Case Western. … They shot a season-best 56 percent from the field in Wednesday’s 84-76 victory over Case. McLeod and Stanko each scored 18 points in that game, and Tritto played all 40 minutes and had 15 points and six assists.

About Wittenberg: The Tigers lost 85-80 at Otterbein on Tuesday. It was the first time they had scored at least 80 points and lost since the season opener last year against Indiana University East (92-84). … This is the first of six straight home games for Wittenberg. The Tigers’ next road game is Jan. 7 at Oberlin. … The Tigers swept Allegheny last season for the second straight season. They have won 17 of the last 20 games in the series. Allegheny finished 5-20 last season and 3-13 in the NCAC, finishing second to last. … Wittenberg is seeking to avoid its first three-game losing streak since the 2008-09 season.

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