Miami at Wright State: What you need to know about Wednesday’s game


Who: Miami (4-4) at Wright State (4-4)

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

TV: ESPN3

Radio: 106.5-FM, 980-AM

Series: Miami leads 20-13

Coaches: Scott Nagy is 49-26 in his third year at Wright State and 459-266 in 24 years overall. Jack Owens, a former Purdue assistant, is 20-22 in his second year at Miami.

Probable Wright State starters

Mark Hughes, 6-4, Sr., G, 10.1

Cole Gentry, 5-10, Jr., G, 13.4

Loudon Love, 6-9, So., F, 15.0

Bill Wampler, 6-6, Jr., F, 15.3

Parker Ernsthausen, 6-11, Sr., C, 5.0

Probable Miami starters

Jalen Adaway, 6-5, So., G, 7.5

Dalonte Brown, 6-7, So., F, 15.8

Aleks Abrams, 6-8, Sr., F, 2.9

Darrian Ringo, 6-2, Sr., G, 5.9

Abdoulaye Harouna, 6-5, Sr., G, 4.8

About Wright State: The Raiders are coming off a 69-63 loss at Indiana State. They’re 4-0 at home and 0-4 on the road and at neutral sites. … They’re shooting 43.4 percent from the field but hitting 38.5 on 3-pointers. Hughes is 18-of-39 (46.2 percent), Gentry 17-of-38 (44.7) and Wampler 18-of-48 (38.5). … Wampler (seventh) and Love (ninth) are in the top-10 in the Horizon League in scoring, and Love is first in rebounding (10.1) and fourth in field-goal percentage (55.7). He has four straight double-doubles and five this season, which is the ninth-most in the nation. … Skyelar Potter, a 6-3 freshman guard, has made an instant impact, averaging 6.8 points (fifth on the team) and 6.3 rebounds (second). … The Raiders don’t have a deep bench, playing only seven players against Indiana State. … They have a plus-3.8 rebounding margin.

About Miami: The RedHawks went 16-18 last season, their most wins in seven years, and played in the postseason CBI. They were picked to finish second in the Mid-American Conference East Division and are coming off an 88-57 win over Wilberforce. They have two lopsided losses to Butler and Xavier with a 30-point win over Army. … Sophomore guard Nike Sabande, who was the MAC freshman of the year last season, started the first seven games but came off the bench against Wilberforce and had 16 points. He’s averaging a team-high 16.9 points and scored 15.1 per game last season …. Ringo was a third-team all-league pick last season when he set the single-season school record for assists with 236 assists (a 6.9 average). He has a team-high 47 assists and 23 steals with just 16 turnovers this year. … Brown made the league all-freshman team last season, and junior forward Bam Bowman is the team’s third-leading scorer with a 9.4 average. … The RedHawks have a plus-7.6 rebound margin per game.

Coming up: The Raiders will play their second straight MAC foe when they visit Kent State at 4 p.m. Saturday.



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