YSU PREVIEW Men's basketball
Who: Youngstown State (4-6) vs. Oakland (Mich.) (5-6).When: 7 p.m. today.Where: O'Rena in Rochester, Mich.The coaches: John Robic is 40-56 in his fourth season at Youngstown State. Greg Kampe is 310-214 in his 18th season at Oakland.
YSU starters: Doug Underwood, 6-3 sophomore guard (12.6 points per game, 3 rebounds per game); Marlon Williamson, 5-11 senior guard (8.6, 2.4); Adam Baumann, 6-8 junior center (11.5, 7.8); TeJay Anderson, 6-6 junior forward (9.6, 6.2); Brian Radakovich, 6-7 sophomore forward (5.8, 4.6).Oakland starters: Mike Helms, 6-0, junior guard (25.5, 4.8); Rawle Marshall, 6-7 sophomore guard (19.5, 6.6); Jordan Sabourin, 7-0 junior center (1.3, 1.8); Kelly Williams, 6-5 junior forward (4.3, 5.9); Scott Cortney, 6-6 sophomore forward (12.7, 8.2).Game notes: The Penguins are on a four-game losing streak and have lost 20 straight on the road dating to 2001. YSU dropped its Horizon League opener a week ago at Loyola 75-59. The Penguins and Grizzlies were both members of the Mid-Continent Conference before the Penguins left after the 2000-01 season to join the Horizon League. Oakland is coming off an 88-53 loss to nationally ranked Illinois and has lost three straight. The Grizzlies are 4-2 at home this year with wins over Spring Arbor, Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne, Adrian and Air Force, while losing to Akron and Jacksonville State.The series: Tied at 3-3, with each team going 3-0 at home. The Penguins last lost at Oakland in 2000, 63-62.Radio: WNIO-AM (1390).
-- Pete Mollica