- By Jay Morrison Staff Writer
Who: Detroit Mercy (6-15, 2-6) vs. Wright State (15-6, 7-1)
When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Nutter Center
TV/Radio: ESPN3; 106.5
Probable Wright State starters
Grant Benzinger, 6-3, Sr. G, 14.6
Parker Ernsthausen, 6-11, Jr., F, 4.5
Mark Hughes, 6-4, Jr, G, 9.8
Loudon Love, 6-9, Fr., C, 11.4
Cole Gentry, 5-10, So., G, 9.4
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Probable Detroit starters
Kameron Chatman, 6-9, Jr., F, 17.9
Jermaine Jackson Jr., 5-10, Fr., G, 12.8
Roschon Prince, 6-6, Gr., F, 7.4
Corey Allen, 6-3, S0., G, 16.7
Gerald Blackshear Jr., 6-9, Jr. F, 2.6
Series history: Wright State leads 30-26 and has won four in a row, including an 80-73 victory at Detroit Mercy on Jan. 5.
Coaches: Scott Nagy is 35-18 in two seasons at Wright State. His career record in 23 seasons is 444-258. Bacari Alexander is 14-38 in two seasons as Detroit Mercy coach. His career record is the same.
Last games: Wright State lost 66-61 at Wisconsin-Milwaukeeon Saturday. Detroit Mercy fell 92-86 at home against Oakland on Saturday.
About Wright State: The Raiders have won 11 of 13 but are coming off their first loss in 32 days when Milwaukee snapped their eight-game winning streak Saturday night. … WSU is 9-1 at the Nutter Center. … Gentry is shooting 70 percent (14 of 20) from 3-point range in the last six games. … Love, the reigning HL Freshman of the Week, has scored in double figures in six consecutive games with four double-doubles. … Freshman Everett Winchester has scored in double figures in three of the last four games. … The Raiders are on a consistent defensive run that has seen them allow 67, 67 and 66 points in the the last three games. … WSU has a 91 percent chance of winning according to KenPom.com, which predicts a final score of 83-68. The Raiders are 140th out of 351 teams in the Pomeroy rankings.
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About Detroit Mercy: The Titans have lost two in a row and 13 of 15. … They are 1-6 in road games. … Detroit Mercy is 300th in the Pomeroy rankings. … The Titans lead the HL in scoring offense (82.2) but are last in scoring defense (86.4). … Detroit Mercy has made at least 10 3-pointers in four consecutive games, and the Titans rank second in the league in 3-point percentage (35.9). … Chatman, a University of Michigan transfer, has scored at least 20 points in eight games, third most in the league. … Allen has scored at least 20 in six games and has reached double figures in 16 of 20. His career 3-point percentage of 43.0 is just shy of the school record of 43.3 set by Archie Tullos from 1985-88. … The Titans have employed 11 different starting lineups.
Next game: Wright State will return to the Nutter Center to play Oakland at 2 p.m. Sunday.