The UIC Flames will head on the road to battle the Wright State Raiders in a Horizon League clash Friday night from the Nutter Center. The Flames are coming off a 71-58 home win over Green Bay, and the Ramblers routed Oakland 83-71 last time out. The Flames tallied a 76-72 home win against Wright State last month.
UIC's Defense Key in Recent Success
The UIC Flames are playing with confidence. They have won three out of their last four games to climb to 7-5 in the Horizon League standings, four games out of the top spot. The Flames defense has especially stood out which played a big role in their 71-58 home win against Green Bay last time out to cover the two-point spread.
Tarkus Ferguson is consistently producing in both ends of the court. The senior guard tallied three blocks in Saturday’s win, and he is sporting an average of 14.2 PPG and 5.7 RPG. Marcus Ottey has been one of the Flames top scorers recently, collecting at least 15 points in three out of his last four games. The senior guard has lifted his season average to 12.1 PPG on 46.5% shooting. Godwin Boahen has scored 10 or fewer points in each of his last three contests. The senior guard is posting 10.3 PPG.
The Flames are placed down at 241st in the country in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings and stand at 4-8 on the road. UIC is scoring an average of 67.7 points on the season, ranking them 278th in DI. They are allowing an average of 70.6 points, positioning them 214th overall.
Wright State Defeats Oakland, Holds onto First Place
The Wright State Raiders enter this one holding onto first place in the Horizon League standings. They are sporting an 11-2 record, one game ahead of Northern Kentucky. The Raiders have won six out of their last seven games overall led by consistent offensive production. They earned an 83-71 home win over Oakland in their previous action in a clash that had Wright State as 10 point favorites.
Loudon Love only tallied 13 points in the win against Oakland. Overall, the junior center is having an outstanding season and has eclipsed the 20 point mark six times this season. Love enters this one averaging 15.3 PPG and 9.9 RPG. Bill Wampler is the hottest player on the Ramblers, racking up 45 points in his last two games. The senior forward has improved his season average to 15.3 PPG on a 43% clip from the field. Tanner Holden has converted on over 70% of his field goals in three games in a row. The freshman guard has compiled an average of 12 PPG and 6.8 RPG.
We remained undefeated at home in #HLMBB play last night with an 83-71 win over Oakland as four players scored in double figures. Roll the highlights 🎥⤵️#RaiderUP | #GetRowdy pic.twitter.com/aHWL3R3uig— Wright State MBB (@WSU_MBB) February 9, 2020
The Raiders are ranked 124th in the country in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings, and stand at 12-2 on their home floor. Wright State is an offensive powerhouse, and are averaging a sizzling 81.8 points, good for fourth in all of DI. They are allowing an average of 70.9 points placing them 227th in the country.
The UIC Flames are:
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games.
The top supporting trends found on donbest.com are: The Wright State Raiders are:
- 15-7-2 ATS in their last 24 home games.
- 12-4-2 ATS in their last 18 home games against a team with a losing road record.
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games.