Wright State (24-6, 14-3) vs. Northern Kentucky (21-8, 13-4)
BB&T Arena, Highland Heights, Kentucky; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Northern Kentucky seeks revenge on Wright State after dropping the first matchup in Dayton. The teams last played on Jan. 24, when the Raiders outshot Northern Kentucky from the field 61 percent to 39.4 percent and made eight more 3-pointers en route to a 32-point victory.
SAVVY VETERANS: Both of these teams have relied heavily on their seniors this year. Dantez Walton, Tyler Sharpe, Jalen Tate, Trevon Faulkner and Bryson Langdon have combined to account for 74 percent of Northern Kentucky’s scoring this season including 57 percent of the team’s points over its last five games. For Wright State, Loudon Love, Bill Wampler and Cole Gentry have combined to account for 48 percent of the team’s total scoring, including 58 percent of all Raiders points over their last five.
FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Tate has had his hand in 46 percent of all Northern Kentucky field goals over the last five games. Tate has 36 field goals and 19 assists in those games.