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Archive for February 4th, 2017

Wright State men’s basketball hosts Northern Kentucky tonight at 7 pm in Blackout Night

Hosting the annual Blackout Night where the first 5,000 fans will receive a free black t-shirt, the Wright State men’s basketball team start a three-game homestand as they host Northern Kentucky Saturday at 7 pm.

Follow the Raiders: Wright State’s games this week can be seen on ESPN3 or heard on 106.5 FM and iHeart app.  Saturday will also be shown live on Time Warner’s SportsChannel.

Promotions: The first 5,000 fans will receive a free black Raider t-shirt.  It is also We Serve You Crayon Drive Night as fans will receive a FREE popcorn from the concessions in exchange for crayons at the gates.  The title sponsor will be Premier Health.

Wright State: The Raiders, 15-8 and 6-4, split a pair of games this past weekend, losing at Valparaiso 70-55 Friday and winning at UIC 88-86 Sunday afternoon.  In league play, WSU has had four of its top five offensive outputs of the season, including the 88 at UIC Sunday.

Mark Alstork continues to lead the Raiders with 17.9 points per game while Steven Davis is at a 15.0 clip.  Justin Mitchell is at 11.5 points and 8.3 rebounds, as he is averaging 11.0 boards over the last seven games.  Grant Benzinger is averaging 11.0 points per contest.

Last Game: The Raiders finished a comeback effort for the 88-86 win at the UIC Pavilion Sunday as five Raiders scored in double figures led by Mark Alstork’s 24 points.  17 of his points came in the second half.  Mitchell finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season while Parker Ernsthausen had 11 points and Mike La Tulip and Benzinger each ended with 10 points.  WSU shot 54%.

Series: Wright State leads the NKU series 21-7 after winning both meetings last year, 67-64 at home and 60-46 at Northern Kentucky.  The teams were often opponents in the Division II days but last year’s two meetings were the first since 1987.

Northern Kentucky: The Norse, 14-9 and 5-5, split two games last week, winning at UIC 79-62 but losing at Valparaiso 65-58.  Drew McDonald leads the Norse in scoring at 16.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.  Lavone Holland II, who had 13 at Valpo, averages 14.3 points.

Radio Show: The next Scott Nagy Show will be next Monday at the Fairborn TJ Chumps at 6 pm.  The show will air on WONE, 980 AM or through the iHeart App and can be seen through wsuraiders.com.

Looking Ahead: WSU ends its three-game homestand by hosting Milwaukee on February 9 and Green Bay on February 11.

Tickets: To purchase contact the Ticket Sales and Service Department at (937) 755-4934 or raidertix@wright.edu for more information.

 

2016-17 Horizon League

as of 2/3

Valparaiso 19-4, 9-1
Green Bay 14-9, 8-3
Oakland 17-7, 7-4
Wright State 15-8, 6-4
Northern Kentucky 14-9, 5-5
UIC 11-12, 4-6
Youngstown State 10-14, 4-7
Milwaukee 8-16, 4-7
Cleveland State 7-16, 3-8
Detroit Mercy 5-18, 3-8

 

GAME PREVIEW WRITTEN BY & A COURTESY OF WRIGHT STATE ATHLETICS

Dayton Flyers dominate Duquesne in 90-53 Saturday afternoon win

DAYTON FLYERS POSTGAME PRESS CONFERENCE

61,055 Kyle Davis Dayton guard On dunking fast breaks coming off bench 2 4 2017

61,066 Archie Miller Dayton coach On win over Duquesne Team being locked in Kyle Davis back into form 2 4 2018

 

Team 1 2 Total
Duquesne 25 28 53
Dayton 44 46 90

DAYTON – The University of Dayton Flyers beat the Duquesne Dukes by a final score of 90-53 Saturday in front of a sellout crowd of 13,455 at UD Arena.  The Flyers improved their record to 17-5 and 8-2 in Atlantic 10 Conference play.  UD currently holds a half-game lead for first place in the A10.

Kendall Pollard led Dayton with 16 points (6-6 FG) in just 19 minutes of action.  Darrell Davis added 13, and Kyle Davis came off the bench for 12 (5-5 FG, with five assists).  Eight players had at least seven points in the game, and nine had at least one assist.

The Flyers got out to a fast start and never looked back. They did not trail throughout the game, and had three different runs of 10-0 or better in the contest.

Dayton has won two straight and 10 of 12.  This was also the Flyers’ 10th straight win at UD Arena.  Duquesne falls to 9-15 and 2-9 in the conference.

 

GAME RECAP WRITTEN BY Doug Hauschild; COURTESY DAYTON MEDIA RELATIONS

Sold out UD Arena Today for Duquesne at Dayton, 12:30 pm

University of Dayton Flyers will host the Duquesne Dukes in front of a sold-out UD Arena on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET. The contest will be carried by NBCSN and is available with live streaming video, audio and stats at DaytonFlyers.com.
UD is 16-5 overall, and 7-2 in the Atlantic 10.  Dayton, who has won four of its last five, is tied for first in the conference with VCU.  The Flyers have also won nine consecutive home games.  UD is led by a trio of double-digit scorers.  Charles Cooke leads in points (17.2) and rebounding (5.1).  Scoochie smith average 13.5 points a game, and also leads the team in assists (3.9).  Kendall Pollard averages 13.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per contest.
WELCOME TO THE CLUB 
•Kendall Pollard became the 47th member of the 1,000 point club in the game at Fordham.
•Pollard joined teammates Scoochie Smith and Charles Cooke as current Flyers who have scored more than 1,000 points in their collegiate careers. Smith has scored all of his at Dayton, while Cooke began his college career at James Madison.
•The last Flyer team with three 1,000-point scorers was the 2009-10 squad with Chris Wright, Chris Johnson and Marcus Johnson.
SUPERIOR SENIORS 
•The senior class of Kyle Davis, Scoochie Smith, Kendall Pollard, Charles Cooke, Joey Gruden and Jeremiah Bonsu are on pace to be the winningest class in UD history.
•The Class of 2017 has 94 victories in their first 125 games, four wins ahead of the pace of the Class of 2011 (Chris Wright, Devin Searcy, Peter Zesterman and Logan Nourse).
•The Class of 2011 finished with 97 wins.
#TRENDING 
•Dayton is one of 10 schools whose men’s and women’s basketball teams are in first place in their leagues.
•Against A-10 teams with winning records in conference (VCU, La Salle, Richmond, St. Bonaventure and Rhode Island), Dayton is 4-1.
•In his last two contests, Pollard averaged 22.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and shot 15 of 24 (.625) from the field.
•Charles Cooke has scored in double figures in all but one game he’s played this year.
•The Flyers have won 18 of their last 21 when Kyle Davis scores in double figures.
•Davis leads the A-10 in assist-to-turnover ratio at 8.0 (24 assists, three turnovers), field goal percentage (.623) and 3-point shooting (.563).
•When Ryan Mikesell shoots 50 percent or better from the floor, UD is 10-1 this season.
•Scoochie Smith is shooting .541 from the field and 17 of 20 (.850) at the free throw line in the past five games.
•Smith leads the team with a +11.7 points per game +/- rating.
•The Flyers are 24-3 the last three years when Darrell Davis connects on two or more three pointers in a game. UD is 5-0 this year.
•Dayton is 15-1 this year shooting 40 percent or better from the floor.
•UD is shooting .496 from the floor in victories this year and .370 in its losses this season.
•The Flyers are 41-1 when limiting opponents to 60 points or less in the last five seasons and 7-0 this year.
•UD has won 31 straight games when scoring 80-plus points.
•Dayton has won 35 of the last 40 games when three or more players score in double figures.
•UD has hit at least one 3-pointer in 293 straight games.
•Dayton has been out-scored in the second half twice this season (19 of 21).
•The Flyers have forced 10 or more turnovers all but one game this year.
ABOUT DUQUESNE 
•The Duquesne Dukes come to Dayton at 9-14 overall, 2-8 in the Atlantic 10 and on a six-game losing skid.
•Duquesne’s top four scorers are first-year players: Mike Lewis II (13.2 ppg), Emile Blackman (12.1 ppg), Isiaha Mike (10.5 ppg) and Tarin Smith (9.5 ppg).
SERIES STUFF 
•Dayton leads the all-time series 52-22.
•Earlier this year, UD won at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, 76-57.
UP NEXT 
•Dayton will close its two-game home stand by hosting the Saint Joseph’s Hawks on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. ET.
GAME PREVIEW WRITTEN BY Doug Hauschild; COURTESY DAYTON MEDIA RELATIONS