YSU BASKETBALL Today's games
Who: YSU (3-11, 1-3) vs. Detroit (8-8, 2-2).
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Beeghly Center.
The coaches: John Robic (34-38) is in his third season with the Penguins. Perry Watson (166-96) is in his ninth season with the Titans.
YSU starters: Stephen Flores, 6-foot-7 senior forward (7.9 points per game, 5.1 rebounds per game); TeJay Anderson, 6-6 sophomore forward (11.6, 5.6); Jimmy Moore, 6-5 freshman guard (7.6, 5.3); Doug Underwood, 6-3 freshman guard (12.1, 4); Ryan Patton, 5-11 senior guard (15.5, 2.2).
Detroit starters: Greg Grays, 6-0 senior guard (13.9 ppg, 2.9 rpg.); Bernie Fuhs, 6-2 junior guard (1.7, 1.5); Darius Belin, 6-4, senior forward (4.8, 4.0); Terrell Riggs, 6-7 junior forward (12.4, 7.9); Marc Mazur, 6-10 senior center (3.6, 3.3).
Scouting report: The Penguins are coming off a 68-50 loss to then No. 24-ranked Butler at Beeghly. YSU is 3-3 at home this season. Senior guard Rafael Cruz is nearly back to full strength after a knee injury that has caused him to miss six games. Detroit is 2-8 on the road.
The series: Detroit has won seven of eight previous meetings, including 54-53 at Beeghly Center last year. YSU's only win in the series came in 1988.
Radio: WBBW-AM (1240), WPIC-AM (790), WSOM-AM (600).
Who: YSU (5-9, 2-2) vs. Illinois-Chicago (10-7, 2-3).
When: 8 p.m.
Where: UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Ill.
The coaches: Ed DiGregorio (306-209) is in his 19th season with the Penguins. Tim Eatman (36-63) is in his fourth season with the Flames.
YSU starters: Jen Perugini, 6-2 freshman forward (13 points per game, 11.2 rebounds per game); Cathy Hanek, 5-8 sophomore guard (7.5, 2-2); Jenny Horner, 6-2 senior center (10.1, 6.9); Maggie Johnston, 5-5 junior guard (7.8, 3.1); Heather Harris, 6-0 sophomore forward (12.9, 3.6).
Illinois-Chicago starters: Consuela Hall, 5-4 junior guard (4.4 ppg., 2.8 rpg.); LeKesha Williams, 5-6 junior guard (10.5, 4.1); Jaycie Chambers, 6-2 junior center (10.7, 6.3); Stesha Rhodes, 6-2 senior forward (9.3, 3.8); Charissa Green, 5-11 junior forward (6.8, 3.9).
Scouting report: The Penguins had their two-game Horizon League winning streak snapped last Sunday by Loyola of Chicago, 81-68 in Chicago. Perugini leads the Horizon League in rebounding and is ninth in the nation. Illinois-Chicago has had a week off since defeating Cleveland State 53-44 in its last contest.
The series: This will be the fifth meeting between the two teams with YSU holding a 3-1 advantage. The last time they met was in 1994 when both were members of the Mid-Continent Conference. That year they split with YSU winning 56-53 at Beeghly and the Flames winning 86-73 in Chicago.
-- Pete Mollica