DAYTON – The Wright State men’s basketball team welcomes Green Bay to the Nutter Center on Saturday night as the Raiders celebrate Homecoming with the 7 p.m. tipoff. Wright State beat the Phoenix on the road two weeks ago, while Green Bay has lost its last 12 games overall.
Fans can follow the action several ways – via live stats, by watching on ESPN+ or by tuning in on WONE 980 AM. Chris Collins and Jim Brown will have all the play-by-play on the radio and ESPN feeds.
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LAST TIME OUT
Career nights from Alex Huibregtse and Andrew Welage paced Wright State to a 93-86 Thursday night victory over Milwaukee as the Raiders completed the season sweep over the Panthers. Making his first start of the season and second of his collegiate career, Huibregtse tallied 16 of his career-best 25 points in the second half while Welage notched 15 of his 19 points, a career-high for him, in the opening 20 minutes. The pair combined to hit eight of Wright State’s 10 three-pointers, while Trey Calvin (21 points) and AJ Braun (12 points) also finished in double figures scoring.
FACING THE PHOENIX
Green Bay is in the middle of a 12-game losing steak entering Saturday’s matchup and is just 2-20 overall and 1-10 in Horizon League play to date. The visit to Wright State comes as part of a four-game road trip for Green Bay, who has tallied both victories at home so far this season. Wright State has won 12 of the last 14 meetings overall in the series, including a 99-67 victory two weeks ago as Brandon Noel’s career-best 32 points led four Raiders in double digits. Trey Calvin finished with 16 points, Amari Davis tallied 15 and Tim Finke added 13 points in the road win in Wisconsin. The first meeting came back on December 7, 1987, a Green Bay victory in the Raiders’ first year as a Division I program. A tight series throughout history, Wright State now has a slim, 37-33 overall series lead.
-Green Bay is 2-20 overall to date with a 1-10 Horizon League record, with both victories coming at home over a five-day stretch (Dec. 5 vs. IUPUI (68-61) and Dec. 10 vs. Kansas City (70-64)).
-The Phoenix have played 14 games away from home, including 12 true road contests.
-Green Bay parted ways with head coach Will Ryan after two and a half seasons earlier this week prior to embarking on the road trip.
Roommates Alex Huibregtse and Andrew Welage each had career nights against Milwaukee on Jan. 26, with Huibregtse tallying 25 points in his first start of the season (second of his collegiate career (Lake Erie, Nov. 2021)) and Welage notching 19 points, including 15 in the first half. The pair combined to hit eight of Wright State’s 10 three-pointers in the victory.
Wright State’s 49.9 overall season shooting percentage to date is ranked 6th in the country behind Gonzaga (1, 51.8 percent), Colgate (2, 50.9) and Indiana, Marquette, Xavier (t3, 50.3 percent). Brandon Noel’s 62.2 percent field goal percentage is tops in the Horizon League and is No. 17 nationally in shooting percentage, while Trey Calvin’s 155 total field goal attempts is No. 11 nationally.
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