YSU BASKETBALL Today's game
Who: YSU (4-22) vs. IP-Fort Wayne (7-19).When: 7:35 p.m.Where: Beeghly Center.Coaches: John Robic (35-49) is in his third season at YSU. Doug Noll is in his third season, with a 25-58 record with the Mastodons and a 10-year career mark of 157-165.YSU starters: Ryan Patton, 5-11 senior guard (15 points per game, 2.5 rebounds per game); Rafael Cruz, 6-2 senior guard (5.7, 1.4); Jimmy Moore, 6-5 freshman forward (7.1, 4.5); Brian Radakovich, 6-7 freshman forward (6.4, 4.7); Stephen Flores, 6-7 senior forward (6.6, 4.4).IP-FW starters: Terry Collins, 6-2 freshman guard (12.3 ppg, 3.9 rpg); Deangelo Woodall, 6-0 junior guard (8.2, 2.5); Jim Kessenich, 6-10 sophomore center (6.9, 4.2); Nick Wise, 6-5 senior forward (18.5, 3.7); Jeremy King, 6-6 freshman forward (11.8, 4.7).Scouting report: The Penguins broke their 13-game losing streak Thursday with a 69-55 win over UW-Green Bay in their final Horizon League game of the season. Tonight will be Senior Night, with Patton, Cruz and Flores being honored before the game. Patton became the 28th player in YSU history to score 1,000 career points against the Phoenix. The Penguins' next game will be March 1 in the Horizon Tournament; they will play UW-Green Bay again at 7 p.m. at Cleveland State's Convocation Center. IP-FW is in its first season of Division I basketball and most recently defeated Chicago State 88-86 in overtime in Chicago.The series: This will be the first meeting between the two teams.Radio: WBBW-AM (1240), WSOM-AM (600), WPIC-AM (790).
-- Pete Mollica