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Wright State vs. Green Bay: All you need to know about Thursday’s game


Who: Wright State (14-5, 6-0) at Wisconsin-Green Bay (8-13, 3-5)

When: 8 p.m. Thursday

Where: Resch Center

TV/Radio: ESPN3; 106.5

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Probable Wright State starters

Grant Benzinger, 6-3, Sr. G, 15.4

Parker Ernsthausen, 6-11, Jr., F, 4.6

Mark Hughes, 6-4, Jr, G, 9.8

Loudon Love, 6-9, Fr., C, 11.1

Cole Gentry, 5-10, So., G, 8.3

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Probable Green Bay starters

Khlil Small, 6-2, Sr., G, 17.3

Sandy Cohen, 6-6, Jr., G, 16.8

PJ Pipes, 6-2, Fr., G, 7.8

Mannny Patterson, 6-8 Fr., F, 5.9

David Jesperson, 6-8, Sr., F, 7.0

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Series history: Green Bay leads 31-26 and has won seven of nine.

Coaches: Scott Nagy is 34-17 in two seasons at Wright State. His career record in 23 seasons is 443-257. Linc Darner is in his third season at Green Bay (49-30) and 16th season overall (341-157).

Last games: Wright State won 77-67 at home against Youngstown State on Monday. Green Bay defeated visiting Wisconsin-Milwaukee 99-92 in overtime Monday.

About Wright State: The Raiders have won seven in a row and are 6-0 in league play for the first time in school history. … The Raiders have won four consecutive road games. They haven’t won five straight away games since 2007-08. … Benzinger is the reigning HL player of the week after scoring a season-high 31 last Thursday at Northern Kentucky. He has scored in double figures in seven consecutive games. … Love has seven double-doubles, including three in the last four games. He is tied for the league rebounding lead with Detroit’s Kameron Chatman at 8.9 per game. … Wright State is ranked 25th in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 poll. … The Raiders tied their season high with 10 3-pointers against YSU. … WSU has a 75-percent chance of winning according to KenPom.com, which predicts a final score of 73-66. The Raiders are 146th out of 351 teams in the Pomeroy rankings.

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About Green Bay: The Phoenix snapped a five-game losing streak Monday. … Green Bay is 8-3 at home. … The Phoenix are 303rd in the Pomeroy rankings. … Green Bay is averaging 78 points in conference games, third most in the league. The Phoenix are allowing 79.6 ppg, which ranks eighth. … Green Bay leads the HL in rebounding with a 39.0 average. … Small is the fifth-leading scorer in the HL. … Cohen scored a career-high 29 points Monday. … Four Phoenix players logged at least 42 minutes Monday’, including Kam Hankerson, who came off the bench and scored a career- high 24 points. … Green Bay is 2-11 when three or four players score in double figures. They are 4-0 when five players score at least 10 points.

Next game: Wright State will wrap up a stretch of five of six road games at Milwaukee at 8 p.m. Saturday.



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