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Matchup: YSU (7-16, 3-7 Horizon League) at Oakland (10-12, 6-3).

Tip-off: 7 p.m. at Center O’Rena.

Radio/TV: WKBN 570 / ESPN3.

Coaches: YSU — Jerrod Calhoun is 15-41 in two seasons with the Penguins and 139-77 overall in seven seasons; Detroit Mercy — Mike Davis is in his first season with the Titans and is 361-254 in 19 seasons.

YSU starters: Naz Bohannon (6.6 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 59 assists), 6-6 sophomore forward; Darius Quisenberry (12.5 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 81 assists), 6-1 freshman guard; Ola Pedersen (3.2 ppg, 4.0 rpg), 6-8 freshman forward; Garrett Covington (11.2 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 31 steals), 6-5 sophomore guard, Jelani Simmons (7.6 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 48-percent from the floor), 6-5 freshman guard.

Detroit Mercy starters: Antoine Davis (29.1 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 3.7 apg), 6-1 freshman guard; Josh McFolley (12.8 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 2.9 apg), 6-1 senior guard; Derrien King (10.2 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.6 apg), 6-7 graduate forward; Gerald Blackshear (4.9 ppg, 5.8 rpg), 6-9 senior forward; Chris Brandon (2.1 ppg, 3.4 rpg), 6-7 graduate forward.

Series history: Detroit Mercy leads the series 39-9. The Titans won the last meeting, 78-66, in the Beeghly Center on Dec. 28, 2018.

Notebook: Detroit Mercy’s Davis is the nation’s second-leading scorer. ... YSU has not won in Callahan Hall since 2011. ... The last time the Penguins beat Detroit Mercy was at home, 77-63, in 2014. ... After Thursday’s win against Oakland, head coach Jerrod Calhoun matched his win total from his first season. ... YSU is one and a half games away from a three-way tie for fifth place in league standings.

Next: YSU plays Milwaukee on Thursday at 7 p.m.

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Matchup: YSU (16-5, 8-2 Horizon League) vs. Detroit Mercy (3-18, 1-9).

Tip-off: 1 p.m. at Beeghly Center.

Radio/TV: sportsanimal1390.com; ESPN Plus.

Coaches: YSU — John Barnes is 98-82 in six seasons with the Penguins and 245-134 overall in 12 seasons; Detroit Mercy — Bernard Scott is 38-75 in his fourth season with the Titans.

YSU starters: Alison Smolinski (13.1 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 68 3-pointers), 5-9 senior guard; McKenah Peters (8.9 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 34 assists), 5-9 sophomore guard; Sarah Cash (13.5 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 27 assists), 6-1 redshirt-senior; Chelsea Olson (10.4 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 90 assists), 5-10 sophomore guard; Amara Chikwe (2.2 ppg, 6.4 rpg), 6-1 redshirt-freshman forward.

Detroit Mercy starters: Zoey Oatis (9.2 ppg, 4.7 rpg), 5-10 junior guard; Ashley Miller (5.1 ppg, 5.1 rpg), 5-11 junior forward; Paige Bellman (4.2 ppg, 4.5), 6-0 freshman forward; Brittany Jackson (9.6 ppg, 1.9 rpg), 5-6 freshman guard; Jess Bicknell (7.8 ppg, 1.4 rpg), 5-9 freshman guard.

Series history: Detroit Mercy leads the series, 85-59. YSU won the last meeting, 85-59, on Dec. 28, 2018.

Notebook: Detroit Mercy’s leading scorer, Lexey Tobel, left the team after 14 games. The sophomore transferred to Rochester College, an NAIA school. ... YSU looks to sweep the season series for the second season in a row. ... The Penguins will wear pink jerseys for the first time in school history as they support breast cancer care and research at the local Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center and the national Kay Yow Cancer Fund. ... Dunn is the reigning Horizon League Player of the Week. ... YSU leads the HL in scoring margin, field-goal percentage, free-throw percentage, assists, assist-to-turnover ratio and 3-pointers per game. It ranks second in scoring offense, scoring defense, field-goal percentage defense and rebounding margin.

Next: YSU plays at IUPUI on Friday at 7 p.m.

— The Vindicator

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