Wright State Raiders battling for Top 4 postseason positioning in Senior Night Matchup against NKU

By Brenda June Temple

Trey Calvin
Tanner Holden

3 2 2024


DAYTON – The Wright State men’s basketball team closes the regular season on Saturday night with a battle for postseason positioning as the Raiders welcome Northern Kentucky to the Nutter Center for a 7 p.m. tipoff on Senior Night. 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.

The Raiders will celebrate the careers of Trey Calvin and Tanner Holden at approximately 6:40 p.m. ahead of tipoff.

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.**


Wright State saw its three-game winning streak come to a close on Wednesday as the Raiders fell 79-77 in overtime to visiting Purdue Fort Wayne inside the Nutter Center. All five Wright State starters tallied double-digit scoring nights, with Tanner Holden finishing with a team-best 19 points, while AJ Braun (16 points, 10 rebounds) and Brandon Noel (10 points, 10 rebounds) each tallied double-doubles.

Wright State and Northern Kentucky enter the regular seaon finale with identical HL marks. A Saturday Raider win will give them the No. 4 seed in the HL Tournament and set up a rematch next Thursday inside the Nutter Center with NKU, who will become the No. 5 seed. A Raider loss drops them into the No. 5 seed and a Thursday contest at either NKU or Green Bay, depending on other outcomes around the HL.

While on the road to and surpassing 2,000 career points, Trey Calvin has climbed up the Horizon League’s career scoring list as well – he’s currently tied for 9th all-time in Horizon League history with his 2,096 points. Calvin enters Saturday two points shy of moving into eighth on the HL’s scoring list and passing Cedrick Banks (UIC – 2001-05).

Thanks to Trey Calvin & Tanner Holden, Wright State is the only team in America with two players with 2,000-plus career points. Purdue (Zach Edey, Lance Jones) is the only other team with multiple players with 1,800-plus points.

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Tanner Holden reached the 2,000-point milestone with the game’s opening bucket on Feb. 17 against Robert Morris, while Trey Calvin reached the 2,000-point milestone with a pullup jumper on Feb. 8 against Detroit Mercy. The pair join Bill Edwards (1990-93, 2,303 career points) as the only Raiders to reach the mark. Calvin became the 15th player to reach 2,000 points in Horizon League history and is the first Wright State player in the HL’s 2,000-point club. Holden is currently 37 points shy of 2,000 points in a Raider uniform.

Wright State currently leads the nation with its 53.1 percent overall season shooting percentage. The Raiders’ Effective FG Percentage (58.5 percent) is No. 2 and the Scoring Offense (85.9) is No. 6. Individually, Trey Calvin is No. 20 nationally with 199 FG made, while No. 43 nationally with 19.4 points/game average and is No. 17 with his 90.1 percent Free Throw Percentage. Calvin’s 564 total points are No. 35, while Tanner Holden (482 total points) is No. 108. Holden’s 179 FG made is No. 64 nationally.

Wright State won the first meeting of the season – 85-78 at  Northern Kentucky back in Feb 4 – and  leads the overall series 30-16. The Raiders have won eight of the last 11, including the 2022 Horizon League Championship game and three of the last four contests inside the Nutter Center.

-Northern Kentucky is 17-13 overall with a 5-10 mark on the road. The Norse have won three in a row and six of their last seven since losing to Wright State on Feb. 4 (2-1 on the road during the stretch).