Friday, 7 p.m. at Tullio Arena
ON THE AIR: WFNN-AM/1330; www.nba.com/dleague
PLAYERS TO WATCH
▀ Erie — PF Ivan Johnson (A 2011 D-League All-Star, Johnson leads the BayHawks in scoring at 20.7 ppg. Was named D-League co-player of the month for averaging 24.5 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists, shooting 61.2 percent from the field.) … SF Tasmin Mitchell (Avg. 25.4 points, seven rebounds and shot 60 percent in eight games in February). PF Kyle Goldcamp (Avg. 6.8 points and five rebounds, but in his last three games, the former Gannon standout is avg. 11 points and 9.6 rebounds.
▀ Tulsa — SF Larry Owens (A 2011 D-League All-Star, Owens is averaging 12.6 points and 5.2 rebounds. Owens had two 10-day contracts with the San Antonio Spurs this season.) … PF Latavious Williams (In 2010, Williams became the first player to go from high school to the D-League. The Miami Heat drafted him with the 48th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. Avg. 13.5 points and 8.5 rebounds this season for the 66ers). PG Jerome Dyson (Avg. 15.1 points, but hasn’t started a game for Tulsa this season).
▀ Erie — Is 1-3 since the D-League All-Star break after winning eight consecutive games. Tulsa has won four straight games after losing three in a row. … Erie will likely be without starting point guard Blake Ahearn, who injured his right hip in Tuesday’s loss against Iowa. Either rookie Jermaine Beal or Loren Stokes will start in his place. … Erie is 12-3 at home, but has lost its last two at Tullio Arena.
▀ Tulsa — The 66ers are atop the West Conference by a half game over the defending D-League champions, Rio Grande Valley. … Acquired Matt Bouldin of Gonzaga on Wednesday to help replace point guard Tweety Carter, who went to play overseas. Carter averaging 11.3 points and 3.9 assists in 31 games for the 66ers. … The 66ers beat the BayHawks in their lone meeting this season, 117-115, in Tulsa.
UP NEXT: Tulsa, Saturday, 7 p.m.
— Duane Rankin