Wright State (15-8) at Green Bay (12-11)
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DATE & TIME: Thursday, February 7, 8 p.m. (et)
FACTS & STATS: Site: Resch Center (9,729) -- Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Television: None. Home Record: WSU 9-2, Green Bay 9-1. Away Record: WSU 5-5,
Green Bay 2-9. Neutral Record: WSU 1-1, Green Bay 1-1. Conference Record: WSU
6-4, Green Bay 6-4. Series Record: Green Bay leads, 24-23.
GAME NOTES: The Green Bay Phoenix try to continue their dominance at the Resch
Center on Thursday night, as they entertain the Wright State Raiders in
Horizon League action.
Winners of all but one of their 10 home dates this season, the Phoenix have
captured victories in two of their last three outings, thanks to a 73-65
triumph over Loyola-Chicago last Saturday. With a record of 6-4 in league
play, Green Bay is tied with Wright State for third place in the standings at
the moment as well.
The Raiders had been cruising along with just four defeats through the first
17 games of 2012-13, but in less than a month the team has fallen four times
now. On Monday night, Wright State was able to snap a three-game slide with a
62-59 victory against Loyola-Chicago at home.
Wright State won the first meeting of the season with Green Bay last month
with a 64-53 triumph at home, as Reggie Arceneaux tallied 15 points and eight
assists, while the defense for the Raiders held the Phoenix to a mere 36.2
percent shooting from the floor and forced 18 turnovers.
With the victory, the Raiders are now within a game of tying the all-time
series, which still favors Green Bay by a 24-23 count.
Cole Darling's jumper with 1:18 remaining in regulation broke the second tie
of the game and gave Wright State the lead and eventual win over Loyola-
Chicago on Monday. Darling finished the meeting with 17 points on 8-of-13
shooting from the floor, adding six rebounds and four steals, while Jerran
Young tacked on another 11 points in just 12 minutes off the bench before
fouling out. Darling, who has missed four games this season, leads the team in
scoring with 11.4 ppg and is also first in rebounding with close to five per
game, yet for someone who has his hands on the ball as much as he does,
shouldn't Darling have more than 11 assists even by accident? Reggie Arceneaux
accounts for another 10.0 ppg and 67 dishes in order to try and make up for
his 36.1 percent shooting from the floor.
Alec Brown tallied a career-high 25 points, shooting 10-of-14 from the floor
for the Phoenix last Saturday, as the team dismissed Loyola at the Gentile
Center for just their second true road win of 2012-13. Sultan Muhammad
accounted for 14 points, Cole Stefan 13 and Jordan Fouse eight points to go
along with 13 rebounds, four assists and three steals. Keifer Sykes played
just 16 minutes and was held scoreless before making his exit because of an
ankle injury that again has him listed as questionable for the meeting with
Wright State. Some more news for Green Bay finds starting forward Daniel
Turner missing the rest of the campaign for the second straight season due to
injury as he tore the ACL in his left knee over the weekend. Now Green Bay
needs Brennan Cougill to come on strong (11.2 ppg, 6.1 rpg) and refrain from
shooting too much from 3-point range (8-of-46) if the team hopes to remain
Green Bay has been tough at home this season for sure, but the recent run of
injuries will probably open the door just far enough for the Raiders to slip
through on Thursday night.
Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Wright State 66, Green Bay 60
02/07 10:32:10 ET
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