Looking back at Raiders 100-72 win over IUPUI, 1/23/2021 Saturday

Grant Basile led the Raiders with 20 points
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The Wright State men’s basketball team used a 15-4 scoring stretch in the first half on the way to a 100-72 win over IUPUI on Saturday afternoon in Indianapolis.
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The Raiders (11-4 overall, 9-3 HL) had six players finish in double figures for the third time this season and second afternoon in a row, paced by Grant Basle’s 20 points. IUPUI falls to 3-6 overall (2-6 HL) with the loss.
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Basile hit the 20-point mark for the second straight afternoon, following up his 24 points on Friday with 20 points on 7-of-8 shooting with a new career-best three three-point baskets and 12 first half points. Basile added six rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 29 minutes of action.
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Tanner Holdenย andย Tim Finkeย each finished with 12 points, with Holden notching 12 of his points in the opening 20 minutes. Holden was a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line and added seven rebounds, four assists and a pair of steals. Finke pulled down six rebounds while tallying three assists and three steals.
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Loudon Loveย finished with 13 points and a team-high eight rebounds, whileย Jaylon Hallย also had 13 points, hitting three three-pointers and adding three assists.ย Trey Calvinย was the final Raider in double figures, collecting 10 points and passing out six assists in 30 minutes.
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Up nine with just under nine minutes to go in the first half, Wright State went on a 15-4 scoring run over a six minute stretch to open the lead up as six different Raiders scored during the run. After leading 41-27 at the break, Wright State came out of the break and tallied eight of the first 11 second half points to grab firm hold of the afternoon.
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Wright State finished the afternoon shooting 56 percent (34-of-61) from the floor as a team, connecting on 13-of-27 (48 percent) from beyond the tree-point line. IUPUI was 46 percent overall (29-of-64) shooting, hitting six of its 20 three-point attempts. The Raiders finished 19-of-23 (83 percent) at the free throw stripe, while the hosts were 8-of-11 (73 percent) at their stripe.
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The Raiders won the rebounding battle 40-25 overall with 30 defensive boards, while they turned 13 IUPUI turnovers into 21 points. Paced by Basile and Love inside, Wright State collected 38 points in the paint.
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Marcus Burk finished with a game-high 34 points for IUPUI, while Jaylen Minnett was the only other player in double figures (12 points) for the hosts.

GAME RECAP COURTESY WRIGHT STATE ATHLETICS

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