The Wright State men’s basketball team will play at Youngstown State Thursday at 7:45 and at Cleveland State Saturday at 3:30 pm.
Follow the Raiders: Wright State’s games this week can be seen on ESPN3 or heard on 106.5 FM and iHeart app. Saturday will be shown live on Spectrum (Time Warner’s) SportsChannel.
Fans are invited to a special watch party at Milano's Restaurant on North Fairfield Thursday for the men's and women's basketball games. The women play at 5:30 pm at Cleveland State and the men play at Youngstown State at 7:45 pm.
Wright State: The Raiders, 17-9 and 8-5, have won six of the last eight games while averaging 81.3 points a game, five points higher than the season average. Over the last four contests, WSU has shot 51.4% from the field and 45.1% from three over the last three games.
Justin Mitchell posted a triple-double versus Green Bay, only the third ever at Wright State as he picked up 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. The other two triple-doubles were by other Fort Wayne, Indiana, natives—Keion Brooks and Vernard Hollins.
Mark Alstork continues to lead the Raiders with 18.5 points per game while Steve Davis is at a 15.0 clip. Justin Mitchell is at 11.6 points and 8.4 rebounds. Grant Benzinger is averaging 11.5 points per contest and collected a career-best 19 rebounds against Milwaukee.
Last Game: The Raiders won 88-79 over Green Bay Saturday night. Mitchell was hot while collecting his triple-double of 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Alstork finished with 20 points and five assists as Davis had 17 points and Benzinger ended with 16 points. WSU shot 52% from the field and outrebounded the Phoenix 30-29, forcing 19 turnovers.
Series: Wright State leads the overall series 42-12, including a loss to YSU 80-75 on January 7. After a 55-51 win over the Vikings, WSU leads the series 34-33. NKU won the most recent game in Dayton 83-79 but the Raiders lead the series 21-8.
Youngstown State: The Penguins, 10-17 and 4-10, have lost four straight but did beat the Raiders in the first meeting of the year 80-75 in early January. Cameron Morse, the Horizon League Player of the Week, leads the way at 23.0 points per game. Francisco Santiagio averaged 12.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.
Cleveland State: The Vikings, 8-18 and 4-10, are coming off a 66-63 win at UIC Saturday but have lost five of the last seven. At UIC, Bobby Word led the way with 13 points. Rob Edwards leads the way in scoring at 15.8 per game while Word and Demonte Flannigan both average over 11 points.
Radio Show: The next Scott Nagy Show will be next Monday, February 27, at the Fairborn TJ Chumps at 6 pm. The show will air on WONE, 980 AM or through the iHeart App and can be seen through wsuraiders.com.
Looking Ahead: WSU wraps up the regular season with home games against Valparaiso on Friday, February 24, and UIC on Sunday, February 26.
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2016-17 Horizon League
as of 2/15/17
|Green Bay||15-11, 9-4|
|Wright State||17-9, 8-5|
|Northern Kentucky||17-9, 8-5|
|Detroit Mercy||6-19, 4-9|
|Youngstown State||10-17, 4-10|
|Cleveland State||8-18, 4-10|