The 3rd Man In

Milwaukee will try to end losing streak

Wright State Raiders (13-10, 5-3) vs. Milwaukee Panthers (13-9, 3-5)
Location: Klotsche Center – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Time: 7:00 p.m. CST
Broadcast: TV: Time Warner Cable SportsChannel,; Radio: WISN-AM1130

After getting off to a great start in the nonconference season, the Milwaukee Panthers have gone down hill since the beginning of Horizon League play. The Panthers are on a three game losing streak, and are sitting in seventh place in the conference standings.

Just over a week ago the Panthers faced the Raiders in Dayton, Ohio and lost 73-57.

A year ago the Raiders lost in the Horizon League Championship game, and were selected to finish second in conference this season. Currently, the Raiders are fourth in the standings after falling to Youngstown State this past Saturday.

The Raiders offense only averages 67.5 points per game on 45.3 percent shooting, but their offense is very tough to game plan against. They are extremely balanced with six players averaging at least seven points and no player averaging more than 11 points.

Senior forward AJ Pacher leads the Raiders with 10.7 points per game as he has made 61.6 percent of his shots from the floor and 38.5 percent from three-point territory.

Joining Pacher in the starting lineup will be guards Reggie Arceneaux, Miles Dixon and Matt Vest, and forward Cole Darling.

Milwaukee will counter with their usual lineup featuring guards Steve McWhorter and Jordan Aaron, and forwards Austin Arians, Matt Tiby and Kyle Kelm.

The last three games were must win games, so for this game why even say it. Every game in sports should be a must win game if you want to be the best, and right now it is hard to find out what kind of team the Panthers want to be. Maybe on Thursday the Panthers will come out and surprise some people, but until then fans will have to wait and see.

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