- By Jay Morrison Staff Writer
Who: Wright State (17-7, 9-2) at Youngstown State (6-18, 4-7)
When: 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: Beeghly Center
Probable Wright State starters
Grant Benzinger, 6-3, Sr. G, 14.3
Parker Ernsthausen, 6-11, Jr., F, 4.8
Mark Hughes, 6-4, Jr, G, 9.2
Loudon Love, 6-9, Fr., C, 11.8
Cole Gentry, 5-10, So., G, 9.5
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Probable Youngstown State starters
Braun Hartfield, 6-6, So., G, 14.5
Cameron Morse, 6-2, Sr., G, 14.5
Garrett Covington, 6-5, Fr., G, 8.1
Devin Haygood, 6-7, Jr., F, 6.3
Naz Bohannon, 6-6, Fr., F, 5.8
Series history: Wright State leads 35-33 and has won four in a row.
Coaches: Scott Nagy is 37-19 in two seasons at Wright State. His career record in 23 seasons is 446-259. Jerrod Calhoun is in his first season at YSU (6-18); sixth season overall (130-56)
Last games: Wright State lost at Cleveland State 77-74 on Thursday. Youngstown State fell at home to Northern Kentucky 95-85 on Thursday.
About Wright State: The Raiders have won 10 of 12 but have dropped back-to-back road games against teams at the bottom of the HL standings in Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Cleveland State. … Wright State allowed 14 3-pointers Thursday night at CSU, tying the school record. … The Raiders had five players score in double figures in the Jan. 15 game against YSU. … WSU is 4-2 following a loss and has not lost back-to-back games since opening the season 0-3. … Love recorded his 10th double-double of the season Thursday with 20 points and 12 rebounds. … Hughes, a Youngstown native, tied his career high with seven assists against the Vikings. … KenPom.com gives Wright State an 80 percent chance of winning with a predicted final score of 77-68. The Raiders are 134th out of 351 teams in the Pomeroy ratings.
About Youngstown State: The Penguins have lost three in a row and seven of eight. … YSU is 5-4 at home. … The Penguins rank fourth in the Horizon League in scoring offense (75.8) and ninth in scoring defense (82.3). … Thursday was the seventh time YSU has allowed at least 90 points. NKU scored 55 in the second half. … Opponents are shooting 51.2 percent against the Penguins, who are last in the HL in field goal percentage defense. … Junior forward Tyree Robinson came off the bench to score a career-high 19 points against NKU. Hartfield, who led YSU with 26 points in the Jan. 15 contest against Wright State, had a game-high 23 Thursday night. … The Penguins are 317th in the Pomeroy ratings.
Next game: Wright State hosts Wisconsin-Green Bay on Thursday.