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Raiders Bounce Back with Huge Win Over Miami

WSU Game Coverage Saturday, December 5th | Photo by Joseph Craven


After suffering a tough loss against Marshall on Dec. 3, Wright State University (WSU) had a quick turnaround on Dec. 5 and beat Miami 71-47. 

“I don’t handle losing well and I dislike losing much more than I like winning. I don’t like to be around people that don’t dislike it,” said Head Coach Scott Nagy in a postgame press conference. 

Defense 

The Raiders dominated Miami inside all game, and led in points in the paint by a wide margin of 40-22. 

Wright State’s defense looked completely different from the game against Marshall. They forced 8 turnovers in the first 10 minutes of the game and held the RedHawks to 27% from the field for the entire game.  

“Defensively we were really good. This is really what I’ve foreseen for our team…Two of our top players, Tanner and Loudon, didn’t really have very good games and we were still able to win because we guarded so well,” said Nagy in a postgame press conference. 

Offense 

Trey Calvin led the way on offense finishing the game with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists, and shooting 4 for 8 from beyond the arc. 

Tim Finke had a huge all-around game with 13 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals. 

“It felt good to get out there, more so focusing on the defensive end and crashing the boards too. I think that’s something where I can really help the team out and give us a little spark of energy on that side of the ball,” said Finke in a postgame press conference. 

Grant Basile had a big game off the bench with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 3 blocks in only 17 minutes of action. 

The reigning Horizon League Player of the Year, Loudon Love, was held in check with 11 points and 7 rebounds. 

The Raiders will have their first road test against Bowling Green on Dec. 13 before they enter conference play on the road against Detroit Mercy on Dec. 19.