Wright State’s Malachi Smith against IUPUI last week at the Nutter Center. Joseph Craven/CONTRIBUTED

Wright State at Detroit Mercy: What to know about Thursday’s game

Who: Wright State (7-8, 1-1) at Detroit Mercy (5-9, 2-0)

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

TV: ESPN+

Radio: 106.5-FM

Series: Wright State leads 31-26

Coaches: Scott Nagy is 52-30 in his third year at Wright State and 462-270 in 24 years overall. Mike Davis, a former Indiana coach, is in his first season at Detroit and is 357-250 in 19 years overall.

Probable Wright State starters

Mark Hughes, 6-4, Sr., G, 9.3

Cole Gentry, 5-10, Jr., G, 14.3

Alan Vest, 6-3, Sr., G, 4.9

Loudon Love, 6-9, So., F, 13.4

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

Probable Detroit Mercy starters

Antoine Davis, 6-1, Fr., G, 25.4

Josh McFolley, 6-1, Sr., G, 12.4

Derrien King, 6-6, Sr., F, 8.4

Gerald Blackshear, 6-9, Sr., F, 3.8

Chris Brandon, 6-7, Fr., F, 3.2

About Wright State: The Raiders, who were the preseason conference favorites, brought leading scorer Bill Wampler off the bench in their last outing, and Nagy might choose to stay with that rotation. The 6-6 junior wing averages 15.0 points. … Love is working to regain his form since being sidelined for 10 days with an ankle sprain. He had nine points and 10 rebounds in his first game back against UIC on Thursday and 10 and five against IUPUI on Sunday. He played a total of 36 minutes in the two games. “He’ll get better and his ankle will get better as the season goes. Quite frankly, we need him to play better in order for us to do what people are expecting us to do,” Nagy said.

About Detroit: The Titans were picked 10th in the conference preseason poll but have been the surprise team so far, starting league play with wins at Youngstown State and Cleveland State. The last time they started 2-0 in the league was 2015-16, and the last time they started 2-0 with a pair of road wins was 1998-99. … They’re 1-5 against the Mid-American Conference with a home win over Bowling Green. … They have two common opponents with Wright State, losing at Toledo (101-57) and at home to Kent State (76-72). The Raiders beat Toledo at home (84-74) and lost at Kent State (83-76). … Antoine Davis, a three-star recruit from Birmingham, Ala., leads the conference in scoring. The son of coach Mike Davis is shooting nearly 40 percent on 3’s and has taken 171 (12.2 per game). Brandon, another impact newcomer, is the nephew of former NBA player and coach John Lucas. … McFolley is 25th on the Detroit career scoring list (1,212 points) and fourth in steals (176). … The Titans had only five turnovers in their last outing and lead the league in that stat with just 10.3 per game. … They average 1,384 fans for home games.

Coming up: The Raiders stay in Michigan and will face Oakland at 3 p.m. Saturday.

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