Detroit-Wright State preview

Detroit (13-15, 6-7) at Wright State (15-13, 7-6)

When: 10 p.m. today

Where: Nutter Center

Radio: 106.5-FM

TV: ESPNU

Probable Wright State starters

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

  • Chrishawn Hopkins, 6-1, Jr., G, 5.5
  • Matt Vest, 6-5, Sr., G, 6.5
  • AJ Pacher, 6-10, Sr., F, 10.1
  • Jerran Young, 6-9, Jr., F, 8.6
  • Cole Darling, 6-8, Sr., F, 8.0

Probable Oakland starters

  • Jarod Williams, 6-2, Fr., G, 7.9
  • Matthew Grant, 6-1, Fr., G, 7.6
  • Juwan Howard Jr., 6-6, Jr., F, 18.7
  • Evan Bruinsma, 6-8, Sr., F, 12.3
  • Ugochukwu Njoku, 6-10, Sr., C, 4.1

About Wright State: KenPom.com gives Wright State a 73 percent chance of winning tonight. WSU is 141st in the Pomeroy ratings, while the Titans are 171st. … The Raiders are coming off a stirring Sunday afternoon comeback at Oakland, where they won 72-71 despite trailing by 10 points with less than two minutes to go. … The nine 3-pointers Wright State hit Sunday set a season high. It topped the previous mark of eight that the team had achieved six times, three of which were in the previous five games. … But WSU was just 17 of 28 from the free throw line against the Grizzlies, the Raiders’ fourth worst showing of the season percentage-wise. … Junior guard Kendall Griffin will miss his third consecutive game with a concussion and it is feared he could be done for the season.

About Detroit: The Titans have three of their last four games overall and two of their last three road contests after prevailing 65-59 Tuesday night at Illinois-Chicago. … Ray McCallum will be looking for his 100th win as Detroit coach tonight. He is 99-95 in six seasons with the Titans. … Detroit has started a pair of freshmen at the guard spots the last four games, marking the first time a pair of true freshman have started in the backcourt at Detroit since 1980-81. … The Titans rank sixth in the Horizon League in both scoring offense (73.8 points per game) and scoring defense (70.6). … Despite not having a single player ranked in the top 10 in steals in the league, Detroit averages 7.5 steals per game, which is tied with WSU for first in the HL.

FYI: The Titans lead the all-time series 25-22, including a 58-53 victory at Detroit on Jan. 4. Evan Bruinsma led the Titans with 17 points in that game and finished one rebound shy of a double-double. AJ Pacher and Chrishawn Hopkins led Wright State, which hit just 35.8 percent of its shots in that contest, including just 4 of 22 (18.2 percent) from 3-point range.

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