WSU Raiders welcomes in Detroit area schools, Detroit Mercy and Oakland this week; Titans kick off homestand tonight at 7 PM

By Brenda June Temple

2 8 2024


DAYTON – The Wright State men’s basketball team returns home to the Nutter Center for a pair of contests this week, beginning Thursday night as the Raiders welcome Detroit Mercy to town in a 7 p.m. tipoff. Fans can follow the action several ways – via live stats, by watching on ESPN+ or by tuning in to the new home for Raider Basketball 101.5 HANK FM and WING 1410 AM. Chris Collins and Justin Kinner will have all the play-by-play on the television and radio feeds.

Fans can tune into 101.5 HANK FM live over the air in the Dayton metro area, as well stream the station live nationwide through a variety of free streaming apps. The iHeartRadio app, the TuneIn Radio app and the Audacy app are all FREE and each carry 101.5 HANK FM. Just search “101.5 HANK FM” on any of the three apps for Raider Basketball.

**Wright State has launched the Wright State Raiders app, allowing fans to stay up to date on Raider Basketball and all other sports. Fans are encouraged to use the Wright State Raiders app as the primary method for managing their digital tickets, which are required for entry to all WSU basketball events. Tickets for the 2023-24 basketball seasons are now uploaded and accessible on all purchaser accounts. Fans can easily view their tickets, download them to their mobile wallet, or transfer them to another individual account.**


Down five points with just over 11 minutes to play, the Wright State men’s basketball team rolled off a 21-2 scoring run over a five-minute stretch to take control of the afternoon as the Raiders grabbed an 85-78 road win at Northern Kentucky in Horizon League action. Trey Calvin finished with a game-high 21 points, including 13 in the second half, while AJ Braun and Alex Huibregtse each finished with double-double performances. Braun tallied 13 points and 14 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season, while Huibregtse had 17 points and a career-high 10 assists. Brandon Noel (15 points) and Tanner Holden (13 points) also had double figure scoring games.

Thanks to Trey Calvin and Tanner Holden, Wright State is one of two teams in America with two players with over 1,800 career points, joining Purdue (Zach Edey and Lance Jones.

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Already the Nos. 2 and 3 scorers in Wright State program history, Trey Calvin and Tanner Holden are each approaching 2,000 career points. Calvin enters Thursday six points shy of the mark and Holden is 30 points away.

Wright State won both meetings against Detroit Mercy last season, with a five-point home win last January before closing the regular season with a nine-point road victory last February. The Raiders lead the all-time series 39-28 overall and have won 16 of the last 19 overall over the last seven seasons. Thursday will be the 68th meeting all-time between Wright State and Detroit Mercy. The Raiders lead the all-time series 39-28 overall. The first meeting came back on Jan. 5, 1994, a 78-71 Wright State road victory inside Calihan Hall.

-Detroit Mercy is 0-24 overall with an 0-15 mark on the road, but three of its last seven games have finished with margins of eight or less points, with five of those seven games featuring margins of  15 points or less.

Wright State currently leads the nation with its 53.6 percent overall season shooting percentage. The Raiders’ Effective FG Percentage (58.9 percent) is No. 2 and the Scoring Offense (85.7) is No. 5. Individually, Trey Calvin is No. 13 nationally with 166 Field Goals made, while No. 27 nationally with 20.1 points per game scoring average and is No. 388 with his 88.0 percent Free Throw Percentage. Calvin’s 462 total points are No. 18, while Tanner Holden (392 total points) is No. 95. Holden’s 145 Field Goals made is No. 54 nationally.