Loudon Love proves too much for Robert Morris with 34 point output in Raiders 86-56 rout Saturday 1/30/2021

Loudon Love

The Wright State men’s basketball team cruised to its fifth straight win on Saturday, finishing up a two-win weekend with an 86-56 victory over Robert Morris asย Loudon Loveย tallied a career-best 34 points to pace four Raiders in double figures.
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Love, who didn’t score in double figures for the first time all season in Friday’s win, finished Saturday with a 15-of-22 shooting line, tallying 15 points and eight rebounds in the opening 20 minutes alone. He was 4-of-8 from the free throw stripe and added three assists, a steal and a block to his final stat line.
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Love’s 11 rebounds on Saturday brings his career total to 1,053, moving him past former Wright State women’s basketball standout Symone Simmons for the most all-time rebounds in Raider basketball history, men’s or women’s.
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Tanner Holdenย finished with 16 points of his own, including eight in the opening 12 minutes, adding four assists, three rebounds and a steal in his 14thย straight double-digit scoring game.ย Tim Finkeย recorded 12 points on four three-point baskets while grabbing eight rebounds, andย Grant Basileย followed up his 29-point Friday with 10 points, six rebounds and three blocks.
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Wright State came out hot, building a 20-9 lead over the first 10 minutes behind Holden’s eight points. Love closed the final 10 minutes of the first half shooting 6-of-8 to tally 13 of his 15 points at the break as the Raiders led 42-23.
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Robert Morris scored 10 of the first 12 points to open the second half to cut the Raider lead down to 11, but Wright State responded with an 8-3 run over the next two-plus minutes to clamp down control of the contest.
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Wright State finished the night shooting 49 percent (33-of-67) from the floor overall and hitting 9-of-21 (43 percent) from three-point range. Robert Morris tallied a 42 percent clip (23-of-55) shooting and had six threes of its own (6-19, 32 percent). The Raiders were 11-of-19 (58 percent) from the free throw stripe overall, while the Colonials were 4-of-6 (67 percent).
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The Raiders pulled down 16 more rebounds than the visitors, outrebounding Robert Morris 44-28 overall as Wright State had 27 defensive boards. Paced by Love’s 34, Wright State had 46 points in the paint, while passing out 16 assists as a team.
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GAME RECAP COURTESY WRIGHT STATE ATHLETICS

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