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Raiders produce big win at Northern Kentucky to hold onto first place in the Horizon League

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11 AT HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY, NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY

 

The Wright State men’s basketball team entered Thursday night’s game at Northern Kentucky in an early-season tie for first place with the Norse.  The Raiders left the BB&T Arena in lone possession of first place with a league record of 5-0.

The Raiders, off to their best conference start ever, broke the Norse 13-game home winning streak with an 84-81 decision.  Grant Benzinger was hot early, and it continued throughout the night as he finished with his season-best 31 points.  Freshman Loudon Love had his third straight double-double and seventh of the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds.  Everett Winchester and Mark Hughes each added 10 points.

Grant Benzinger

Wright State, 13-5 overall, has won six straight and nine of the last 10 games.  NKU is now 11-6, 4-1.  Northern Kentucky will visit the Nutter Center February 16.

 

GAME SUMMARY

First Half Highlights

  • The Raiders took a 40-38 lead into the locker room at halftime.
  • Benzinger was hot as he finished the first 20 minutes with 16 points off three threes
  • Love added a strong performance with eight points, five rebounds and two blocks
  • The Raiders shot 51.9% from the field, connecting on 14 of 27 shots overall.
  • NKU shot only 41.4% from the field

 

  • The Raiders shot 60% in the second half and 55.8% overall from the field
  • Benzinger was just one point short of his career high 32 points at Georgia State last season.
  • Benzinger tied his career-high 11 free throws made.
  • NKU had four players in double figures, led by Lavone Holland II with 22 points.  Preseason Player of the Year Drew McDonald had 18 points.
  • Wright State outrebounded Northern Kentucky 32-29.
  • Love has now made 10 straight free throws (3-3 at NKU; 7-7 at Oakland)

FACTS AND FIGURES

  • The Raiders outscored the Norse in the paint 40-32 as each team received 16 points from their bench.
  • WSU led for almost 27 minutes of the game with NKU holding the lead just over seven minutes total.

POST-GAME REACTION

  • “We took their best punch in the second half when we were down, and I was down to one timeout.  I told our guys to just take care of the ball but they wore us down.  I don’t know how we survived, but we did.”

–WSU head coach Scott Nagy

  • “I knew the shot clock was getting low, so I knew I had to take the shot.  I just had a little hesitation, and I was able to get it up quick.  It’s a shot I practice with Coach (Brian) Cooley all the time, so I expect to make those.  Of course, it helped make up for my turnover just before that.

–WSU point guard Cole Gentry on big basket late in the game
NEXT UP

  • The Raiders host Youngstown State Monday at 4 pm.
  • The Penguins are currently 5-12, 3-1 and will play at Detroit Mercy Friday night.  YSU lost at Oakland Wednesday night 95-82.

 

 

GAME RECAP WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF WRIGHT STATE MEDIA RELATIONS

    Wright State Raiders sweep the Detroit area with thrilling wins at Detroit Mercy and Oakland University

    FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2018 AT DETROIT MERCY

    Raiders start strong in 1st half; holds off high-scoring Titans 80-73

     

    The Wright State men’s basketball team stayed perfect in Horizon League play at 3-0 with its fourth straight win overall Friday night at Detroit Mercy 80-73.

    Senior Grant Benzinger scored 18 of his 23 points on five threes in the first half as freshman Loudon Love continued his solid play as he registered his fifth double-double of the year with 13 points and 14 rebounds. First-time starter Cole Gentryfinished with 14 points, and Justin Mitchell pitched in 12 points.

    Wright State, now 11-5 and 3-0, has won 11 of the last 13 games.  It is WSU’s best league start since 2012-13 season when they started 4-0.

    Grant Benzinger

    GAME SUMMARY

    First Half Highlights

    • The Raiders held a 43-27 lead at halftime with a 14-0 run in the middle of the period that included nine points from Benzinger.
    • Benzinger had five threes in the first half, tying his season high for an entire game.
    • Love had nine rebounds and eight points in the first half.

     

    Second Half Highlights

    • Benzinger tied his career-high six threes made that he set last year at Georgia State.
    • His 23 points set a season best, one better than the 22 he scored at Georgia Tech.
    • It was the fourth time the Raiders scored 80 or more points this season.

     

    FACTS AND FIGURES

    • The Raiders dominated on points off turnovers 23-8 but the Titans narrowly outscored WSU in the paint 38-34.
    • The Titans shot just 33% from the field in the first half but shot 56% in the second half when they scored 46 points.

    POST-GAME REACTION

    “It’s hard to believe how well we played in the first half and how bad we were in the second when we came out with low energy.  Any road win in conference play is a big win.  We made big plays when we needed it.  The defense got locked in and it helped our offense and helped us win.”
    –WSU head coach Scott Nagy

     

    SUNDAY, JANUARY  7, 2018 AT OAKLAND UNIVERSITY IN THE DETROIT SUBURB OF ROCHESTER, MICHIGAN

    Raiders win tough, close game in overtime, 86-81

     

    The Wright State men’s basketball team went to Michigan this weekend and came away with two wins as they posted an impressive win at Horizon League preseason favorite Oakland Sunday afternoon 86-81 in overtime.  WSU won at Detroit Mercy Friday 80-73.

    Loudon Love

    Freshman Loudon Love collected his sixth double-double of the season as he dominated the Grizzlies with 25 points and 17 rebounds, both career highs.  Grant Benzinger collected a double-double as well with 14 points and 10 rebounds asMark Hughes finished with his career-best 19 points.

    The Raiders were down by three as time was about expire when Cole Gentry nailed a step-back three pointer from the corner that tied the game at 71-71 to force the overtime.  WSU went to work and outscored the Grizzlies 15-10 in the extra session to secure its first win at Oakland since 2014.Gentry added two late free throws to end the game with 10 points.  Everett Winchester scored seven of his eight points in the overtime period.

     

    GAME SUMMARY

    First Half Highlights

    • The Raiders took a 40-32 lead into the locker room.
    • Love secured his second straight double-double in the first half as he posted 11 points and 11 rebounds.
    • Benzinger held the hot hand as he collected 12 points and six boards with two assists.
    • The Raiders held the Grizzlies to just 28% shooting from the floor.

     

    Second Half Highlights

    • Love was 9-14 from the field and perfect from the line at 7-7.  He added five blocks and two steals as well.
    • Gentry played 37 minutes with seven assists.
    • Ernsthausen had eight points.
    • WSU shot 47.5% from the field in the game and 80.8% from the line as both teams grabbed 40 rebounds.
    • The Raiders’ defense held the Grizzlies to 35.7% from the field.

    FACTS AND FIGURES

    • The Raiders have won 12 of their last 14 games.
    • WSU scored 36 points in the paint to 26 for Oakland.
    • Wright State led for 29:30 of the 45 minutes.

    POST-GAME REACTION

    “I am proud of these kids.  You can see them believe and know we are going to make the plays even when things are not going well.  We held a really good offensive team to 35% from the field.  Two things we didn’t do real well was take care of the ball and we gave up too many offensive rebounds.  Loudon was aggressive and confident all night as was Everett.  I am really proud of them.”
    –WSU head coach Scott Nagy

     

    GAME RECAPS WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF WRIGHT STATE MEDIA RELATIONS

     


     

     


    Horizon League honors Wright State’s Loudon Love with Freshman of the Week

    For a third time this year, Wright State’s Loudon Love earned Horizon League Freshman of the Week honors, conference officials announced today.

    Loudon Love

    Love, a 6-10 center from Geneva, IL, posted two double-doubles to lead the Raiders to a Michigan sweep over the weekend.  He recorded 13 points and 14 rebounds at Detroit Mercy Friday night, and followed up with 25 points and 7 rebounds at Oakland on Sunday.  For the two games, he went 15 of 24 from the field and eight of 11 from the free throw line.

    It was also the fifth time this year that a WSU player received this honor as Everett Winchester was selected twice in the first three weeks of the season.

     

    PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF WSU MEDIA RELATIONS

    White Sox bring back RHP Miguel González with new contract

     

     

    Miguel González pitching in 2017 By Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA - Miguel Gonzalez, CC BY-SA 2.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

    Designate Jacob May for assignment

     

    The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Miguel González on a one-year, $4.75-million contract and designated outfielder Jacob May for assignment.

    González, 33, combined to go 8-13 with a 4.62 ERA (80 ER/156.0 IP) and 100 strikeouts over 27 starts last season between the White Sox and Texas. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound González was 7-10 with a 4.31 ERA (64 ER/133.2 IP) and 85 strikeouts over 22 starts with the Sox, including a 2-0 mark with a 1.85 ERA (7 ER/34.0 IP) over his final five outings. He was traded to the Rangers on August 31 in exchange for infielder Ti’quan Forbes.

    “Bringing Miggy back not only strengthens the options for our pitching staff but also returns another quality individual to our clubhouse,” said Rick Hahn, White Sox senior vice president/general manager.

    González, a native of Guadalajara, Mexico, has gone 52-54 with a 3.95 ERA (382 ER/871.1 IP) and 612 strikeouts in 152 games (145 starts) over six major-league seasons with Baltimore (2012-15), the White Sox (2016-17) and Texas (2017).

    He has gone 12-18 with a 4.02 ERA (120 ER/268.2 IP) and 180 strikeouts over 46 appearances (45 starts) in his two seasons with the Sox.

    May, 25, spent most of the 2017 season at Class AAA Charlotte, hitting .248 (103-415) with 10 doubles, five triples, four home runs, 27 RBI and 54 runs scored over 110 games. He made the White Sox Opening Day roster, going 2-36 (.056) over 15 games before being optioned to Charlotte on May 1. May originally was selected by the Sox in the third round of the 2013 draft.

    The White Sox 40-man roster remains 40.

    Read more: Chicago White Sox
    PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY WHITE SOX MEDIA RELATIONS; COURTESY MLBpressbox.com

     

    White Sox announce signings of 4 players to 2018 contracts

    CHICAGO – The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms on one-year contracts with first baseman José Abreu ($13.0 million), left-handed pitcher Luis Avilán ($2.450 million), infielder Leury García ($1.175 million) and left-hander Carlos Rodón ($2.3 million).

    Abreu, 30, batted .304 (189-621) with 43 doubles, six triples, 33 home runs, 102 RBI and 95 runs scored over 156 games last season, his fourth with the White Sox. He led the American League with 343 total bases and became the third player in major-league history to begin his career with four or more consecutive seasons of 25-plus homers and 100-plus RBI, joining Hall-of-Famer Joe DiMaggio (1936-41) and Albert Pujols (2001-10).

    Avilán, 28, was acquired from Los Angeles-NL on January 4 as part of a three-team, five-player deal. He spent the entire 2017 season with the Dodgers, going 2-3 with a 2.93 ERA (15 ER/46.0 IP), 52 strikeouts and 13 holds. He allowed just 18.2 percent (4-22) of inherited runners to score while limiting first batters to a .196 (11-61) average and left-handers to a .195 (16-82) mark.

    García, 27, appeared in 87 games with Chicago last season, batting .270 (81-300) with 15 doubles, two triples, nine homers, 33 RBI, 41 runs scored and eight stolen bases. He played in 51 games (47 starts) in center field, 24 (21) in left, six (six) in right, three (two) at second base and two (two) at shortstop.

    Rodón, 25, went 2-5 with a 4.15 ERA (32 ER/69.1 IP) and 76 strikeouts over 12 starts last season. He was on the disabled list from April 2-June 27 with left biceps bursitis and again from September 8-remainder of the season with left shoulder inflammation. Rodón underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder (bursitis and debridement) on September 27, 2017 with an expected recovery time of 6-8 months.

    Outfielder Avisaíl García and infielder Yolmer Sánchez remain unsigned for 2018 and are eligible for salary arbitration.

    Read more: Chicago White Sox
    PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY WHITE SOX MEDIA RELATIONS; COURTESY OF MLBpressbox.com

     

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