Wright State-Green Bay preview

Who: Green Bay (14-9, 6-4 Horizon League) at Wright State (14-10, 8-3)

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Nutter Center

TV: Time Warner Cable, ESPN3

Radio: 106.5-FM

Probable Wright State starters


Grant Benzinger;6-3;So.;G;8.5

Mark Alstork;6-4;So.;G; 12.7

Joe Thomasson;6-4;Sr.;G;10.2

J.T. Yoho;6-6;Sr.;F;13.7

Michael Karena;6-10;Sr.;C;8.6

Probable Green Bay starters

Jordan Fouse;6-7;Sr.;G;12.4

Kenneth Lowe;6-8;Jr.;F;6.6

Khalil Small;6-2;So.;G;10.5

Carrington Love;6-1;Sr.;G;18.8

Charles Cooper;6-4;Jr.;G;12.5

Series history: Green Bay leads 29-24

Coaches: Billy Donlon is 101-91 in his sixth season with the Raiders. … Linc Darner is in his first year at Green Bay. He won the 2105 Division II national title at Florida Southern and is 306-126 overall.

About Wright State: The Raiders are 11-1 at home and are coming off their first sweep of Milwaukee since 2012-13. … They’re second in the conference to Valpo in scoring defense (66.1), field-goal-percentage defense (42.6) and 3-point-percentage defense (32.5). … Yoho has scored 60 points in his last two games while playing 39 of 40 minutes each outing. … Thomasson still leads the league in foul shooting, but his edge is narrowing. He’s at 87.1 percent, while Detroit’s Anton Wilson is at 87.0.

About Green Bay: The Phoenix are third in the nation in scoring with an 86.5 average, but they’re 333rd out of 351 Division-I teams in points allowed at 81.7. … They won the first meeting at home with the Raiders, 76-68, after trailing by 10 at halftime. Small had a game-high 20 points. … Fouse was named preseason first-team all-league. He’s second in the conference in rebounding (8.6) and has had seven double-doubles this season. … Love is third in the league in scoring and first in steals (2.7). … Green Bay is third nationally in steals with 10.2 per game and first in free-throw attempts (27.7).

Big lift: The Raiders have been short on frontcourt help this season, which is why Donlon found Parker Ernsthausen’s contributions against Milwaukee so promising. The 6-11, 225-pound freshman had six points and three rebounds in six minutes.

“It was only six minutes, but his six minutes were crucial. … He was good defensively and really bought us some time when they decided to play big,” Donlon said.

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