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Wright State Raiders take control of 1st place in Horizon League with thrilling win over Northern Kentucky, 69-67

WRIGHT STATE POSTGAME AUDIO

62,788 Scott Nagy WSU coach Winning against Northern Kentucky for 1st Place in the Horizon League and sweeping them in the regular season 2 16 2018

 

62,789 Scott Nagy WSU coach How huge was this win for the team 2 16 2018

 

62,793 Scott Nagy WSU coach Did Northern KY do anything different vs Grant Benzinger tonight he had 31 against them the first game but only 9 tonight 2 16 2018

 

Loudon Love (11) was tough inside on Northern Kentucky (courtesy wsuraiders.com)

 

Fairborn, Ohio – The Wright State men’s basketball team took back a share for the Horizon League lead with an impressive 69-67 win over Northern Kentucky Friday night at WSU’s Nutter Center.

Using defense and a team effort, the Raiders spread the scoring around as Loudon Love led the way 15 points and six rebounds.  Jaylon Hall and Parker Ernsthausen each added 10 points while Grant BenzingerEverett Winchesterand Mark Hughes each had nine points.  Benzinger grabbed six boards.

Wright State is now 20-8 and 12-3 while Northern Kentucky fell to 19-8 and 12-3.

The win gave the Raiders a season sweep of the always-tough Norse.

GAME SUMMARY

First Half Highlights

  • The game started slowly but heated up quickly as the Raiders held a 32-30 lead at the buzzer.
  • Winchester came off the bench to lead the way with nine points with four rebounds.
  • Hughes had seven points while Love grabbed five boards.
  • WSU shot 35.5% from the field while NKU shot 35.7%.
  • The Norse, who had seven turnovers to just three for WSU, held a 20-19 rebounding advantage.

 

Second Half Highlights

  • Love, who played much of the half with four fouls, scored 10 points.
  • WSU shot 67% from the field, connecting on 16 of 24 from the field.
  • Each team scored 37 points.
  • The Raiders’ largest lead of 11 came twice, the latest at 5:52 remaining.
  • The Norse cut the lead to one several times, the latest with under one second remaining.
  • Hall hit a free throw for the final point of the game.

 

FACTS AND FIGURES

  • Hall and Winchester accounted for the 19 Raider points off the bench as NKU’s bench scored 22.
  • Wright State outscored the Norse 38-30 in the paint and 13-8 off turnovers.
  • NKU scored 16 points off second chances.
  • The Norse had 13 turnovers while the Raider had just eight.
  • This is the third straight 20-win season and the second under head coach Scott Nagy.

 

NEXT UP

  • The Raiders will host Cleveland State Monday at 7:30 pm
  • Wright State will honor seniors Grant Benzinger and Trey Stacey prior to the game.
  • CSU is now 8-21 and 5-11.
  • The Vikings beat the Raiders in Cleveland on February 1, 77-74
  • The Vikings are a dangerous team as they have also beaten UIC in Chicago, 86-78 on February 10 and surprised Detroit Mercy on Valentine’s Day, 75-72.

 

 

PORTIONS OF GAME RECAP WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF WSURAIDERS.COM