Wright State (1-0) at DePaul (1-1)
When: 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Allstate Arena, Chicago
Probable Wright State starters
Player, Ht., Yr., Pos., PPG
J.T. Yoho, 6-6, So., F, 15.5
AJ Pacher, 6-10, Sr., F, 11.5
Miles Dixon, 6-1, Sr., G, 10.0
Matt Vest, 6-5, Sr., G, 6.0
Kendall Griffin, 6-4, Jr., G, 10.5
Probable DePaul starters
Sandi Marcius, 6-10, Sr., F, 2.0
Cleveland Melvin, 6-8, Sr., F, 16.5
Tommy Hamilton IV, 6-10, Fr., C, 12.0
Brandon Young, 6-4, Sr., G, 15.0
Charles McKinney, 6-3, Jr., G, 6.5
About Wright State: The Raiders have started the same five players in the first two games. … Coach Billy Donlon is 5-3 in his hometown of Chicago. That includes six games against Loyola and Illinois-Chicago and two games in the Chicago Invitational Challenge in 2010. … Griffin averages a team-high 30 minutes per game. … Jerran Young averages 7.5 points and a team-best 6.5 rebounds off the bench. … Yoho has made 6-of-15 3-pointers (40 percent). … The Raiders shoot 83 percent at the free-throw line. That’s the second-best mark in the Horizon League.
About DePaul: The Blue Demons finished 11-21 a year ago and haven’t had a winning season since 2006-07 when they were 20-14. This is coach former Dayton coach Oliver Purnell’s fourth season with DePaul. He’s 31-65. … DePaul plays another Horizon League team in its next game at Milwaukee on Tuesday. It was 1-1 against the Horizon last season with an 84-50 win over Milwaukee and a 69-61 loss to Loyola. … Young and Melvin rank among DePaul’s top 15 all-time scorers. … Young had 23 points and six rebounds in the team’s 75-68 loss at home to Southern Mississippi on Wednesday.
FYI: This is the first meeting between the two programs. … Through Thursday, Horizon League teams were 12-9 on the season.
— David Jablonski