YOUNGSTOWN STATE BASKETBALL | Today’s games at a glance


Matchup: YSU (4-12, 0-3 Horizon League) at Milwaukee (6-9, 1-1).

Tip-off: 5 p.m. at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.

Radio/TV: WKBN-AM 570; MY24 Sports.

Coaches: YSU — Jerrod Calhoun is 12-37 in two seasons with the Penguins and 136-74 overall in seven seasons; Milwaukee — Patrick Baldwin is 6-9 in his second season with the Panthers and 22-28 overall.

YSU starters: Antwan Maxwell Jr. (4.4 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 7 blocks), 6-7 junior forward; Darius Quisenberry (12.1 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 2.9 apg), 6-1 freshman guard; Noe Anabir (2.5 ppg, 2.8 rpg), 6-8 senior forward; Garrett Covington (11.6 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 25 steals), 6-5 sophomore guard, Jelani Simmons (7.3 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 41-percent from 3), 6-5 freshman guard.

MIL starters: Darius Roy (16.7 ppg, 3.4 rpg), 6-2 junior guard; DeAndre Abram (10.9 ppg, 7.4 rpg), 6-8 redshirt-junior guard; Jake Wright (8.5 ppg, 1.9); 6-4 graduate guard; Amir Allen (5.1 ppg, 4.5 rpg); 6-8 center; Vance Johnson (10.3 ppg, 5.5 rpg), 6-8 senior forward.

Series history: Both games between these two teams were decided in overtime last year. ... Milwaukee has won four of its last five games. ... YSU has lost eight of its last nine. ... The Panthers return just three letterwinners from last year, which is tied for third least in the nation. ... YSU is coming off a 99-93 overtime loss to Green Bay on Thursday. ... Freshman Darius Quisenberry led the Penguins with 24 points in defeat. ... In YSU’s 16 games, the Penguins have had six different leading scorers. Freshman Darius Quisenberry has led the Penguins in scoring five times and sophomore Garrett Covington has done it four times. Juniors Kendale Hampton and Donel Cathcart III have led the Penguins three times. Junior Devin Morgan and freshman Olamide Pedersen have led in scoring once.


Matchup: YSU (11-3, 3-0 Horizon League) vs. IUPUI (8-6, 2-1).

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

Radio/TV: 579 WKBN; ESPN3.

Coaches: YSU — John Barnes is 93-80 in six seasons with the Penguins and 240-132 overall in 12 seasons; UIC — Austin Parkinson is 8-6 in his ninth season with the Jaguars and 150-117 overall.

YSU starters: Alison Smolinski (14.1 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 38 percent from three), 5-9 senior guard; McKenah Peters (8.4 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 24 assists), 5-9 sophomore guard; Sarah Cash (12.1 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 59 percent from the floor), 6-1 redshirt-senior; Chelsea Olson (10.5 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 63 assists), 5-10 sophomore guard; Amara Chikwe (2.4 ppg, 6.9 rpg), 6-1 redshirt-freshman forward.

IUPUI starters: Holly Hoopingarner (11.9 ppg, 4.3 rpg) 5-5 junior guard; Sydney Roule (6.2 ppg, 2.8 rpg), 5-11 sophomore guard; Katelyn O’Reilly (8 ppg, 5 rpg), 6-0 redshirt-sophomore forward; Sydney Hall (7.6 ppg, 3.6 rpg), 5-6 senior guard; Macee Williams (19.4 ppg, 8.3 ppg); 6-2 sophomore center.

Series history: YSU leads the series, 7-5. Penguins beat the Jaguars 70-67 on Feb. 8 on the road. The teams split the season series last year.

Notebook: On Thursday, Smolinski became the third player in school history to make at least 200 3-pointers. ... She has 204, five behind Nikki Arbanas, who reached that mark last year. ... Smolinksi is third in the nation in threes made with 51. ... The Penguins finished 2018 with 21 victories, which was the eighth most in a calendar year in program history. YSU is 21-7 since Jan. 20, 2018. ... IUPUI’s Williams is the leading scorer in the Horizon League with 19.4 points per game and is its fourth-best rebounder at 8.4 rebounds a game.

Next game: YSU travels to Milwaukee at noon, Thursday.

— The Vindicator

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