Men's Basketball Visits Wright State Saturday Night

Sophomore Sidney Umude and the Penguins visit Wright State Saturday,
Sophomore Sidney Umude and the Penguins visit Wright State Saturday,

Gamenotes vs. Wright State

Youngstown State vs. Wright State
Date & Time Saturday, Jan. 16 | 7 p.m.
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Nutter Center | Dayton, Ohio

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Game Preview

• The Youngstown State men's basketball team closes out its quick two-game road trip when it visits Wright State, Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Nutter Center.
• Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. ET and is on 570 AM WKBN, ESPN3,  and the WatchESPN app.

 

Up Next
• The Penguins return home to host Horizon League favorite, Valparaiso, Monday, Jan. 18, at the Beeghly Center.
• Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. ET and is on 570 AM WKBN, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.

 

Northern Kentucky Recap
• The Penguins are coming off a tough 84-64 loss to Horizon League newcomer Northern Kentucky on Jan. 14.
• Sophomore Cameron Morse scored a game-high 29 points on 10-of-16 shooting with four rebounds and four assists.
• Junior Matt Donlan scored in double figures for the 13th time this season with 15 points. 
• Donlan made 6-of-11 from the field, including three 3-pointers.

 

700 Club
• Head Coach Jerry Slocum has 706 career wins and became the 38th head coach in NCAA history to reach 700 wins.
• He ranks 37th with 706 career wins.
• Slocum currently ranks eighth among active NCAA Division I coaches with 706 wins.

 

About Wright State
• Wright State enters the game with a 9-8 overall record and a 3-1 mark in the Horizon  League.
• The Raiders have won six of their last seven games after starting the year 3-7.
• JT Yoho leads the Raiders with 12.4 points per game while Mark Alstork is averaging 11.9 points per game.
• Joe Thomasson is also averaging 10.4 points per game. 
• Wright State ranks second in the league in scoring defense allowing 64.2 points per game.

 

The Wright State Series
• This is the 52nd meeting between Youngstown State and Wright State in a meeting that dates back to 1977.
• The Raiders own a 40-11 advantage in the all-time series, but the Penguins won the last meeting, 74-69, at the Nutter Center last season.
• It marked the Penguins' first win at the Nutter Center since 1994.

 

Man at Work
• Junior Matt Donlan not only leads the Horizon League in 3-point field-goal percentage at .482, he one of the nation's top 3-point threats.
• Donlan, who ranks second in the Horizon League with 3.0 3-pointers made per game, ranks 12th in the nation with a .482 3-point percentage.
• He also ranks 15th in the nation with 54 made 3-pointers.
• He is seventh in the league in scoring with 17.8 points per game in Horizon League contests.

 

A Win Would
• Give Youngstown State its 12th win over Wright State.
• Mark YSU's second straight win over the Raiders.
• Mark YSU's second straight win at the Nutter Center.
• Mark Jerry Slocum's 707th career win and his 126th at Youngstown State.
• Mark Jerry Slocum's sixth win over Wright State.
• Mark the 1,060th victory in program history.
• Give the Penguins an 8-11 overall record and a 3-3 mark in the Horizon League.
• Mark YSU's third road win of the season.

 

More Morse
• Cameron Morse's 44-point performance against Green Bay ranks tied for eighth in a Horizon League game and tied for ninth in a YSU game.
• The last YSU player to score at least 40 points in game was Reggie Kemp in 1993. 
• The last time a player scored at least 44 points in a Horizon League game was Cleveland State's Damon Stringer's 47 against Milwaukee in 2000.

 

Stop, Thief
• Youngstown State is second in the Horizon League with 8.2 steals per game.
• The Penguins also rank 15th in the nation in total steals with 147. 
• Against Geneva on Dec. 15, the Penguins recorded 28 steals as a team.
• It marked the second-highest single-game total in school history.
• The school record is 30 set in 1997.
• It was also just the fifth time in school history the Penguins tallied at least 20 steals in a game.