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Men’s Basketball Hosts Two to End Regular Season
Release: Sunday 02/23/2017 
by WSU Athletic Media Relations

The Wright State men’s basketball team will host first-place Valparaiso Friday at 7:30 pm and UIC Sunday at 2 pm.

Follow the Raiders: Wright State’s games can be seen on ESPN3 with the Friday game shown on Spectrum Sports.  Both games can be heard on Big 106.5 FM and the iHeart app.

Promotions: Friday night the Raiders will honor Paralympian Gold Medalist Grace Norman. Sunday will be Senior Day for Steven Davis and Mike La Tulip as well as Wright-Patterson Air Force Day.

Norman will be honored by Wright State Athletics prior to the game and be available for autographs at halftime.

Wright State: The Raiders, 19-10 and 10-6, fell at Northern Kentucky 83-76.  WSU was led by Mark Alstork’s 24 points and Grant Benzinger’s 20 points.  Alstork is now 22 points from 1,000 as he set a new school mark with 163 free throws made.

Alstork continues to lead the Raiders with 18.8 points per game while Davis is at a 14.9 clip.  Justin Mitchell is at 11.3 points and 8.4 rebounds.  Benzinger is averaging 12.3 points per game and 5.7 rebounds.

Last Game: The Raiders broke a four-game winning streak with the loss at NKU.  Besides the scoring by Alstork and Benzinger, Davis added 13 points.  Alstork added eight rebounds and five assists as Mitchell grabbed six boards.  WSU hit 17 of 18 from the lines, posting only 11 turnovers.

Series: Wright State trails 16-13 against Valpo after WSU lost on the road 70-55 on January 27.  WSU leads 28-27 in the UIC series after an 88-86 win at UIC on January 29.

Valparaiso: The Crusaders, 23-6 and 13-3, have won four of the last six games and two straight over Detroit Mercy and Milwaukee.  Senior Alec Peters leads the way at 23.0 points and 10.1 rebounds a game.  Shane Hammink has been averaging better than 15 points a contest.

UIC: The Flames, 14-15 and 7-9, has won three of the last six games but lost the two in a row to Oakland and Green Bay.  UIC has been without leading scorer Dikembe Dixson who was hurt in the 10th game of the season.  Tai Odiase has been leading the Flames with an 11.4 points and 7.4 rebounds averages.  Three others average in double figure scoring.

Radio Show: The next and final Scott Nagy Show will be next Monday 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 will next play in the 2017 Little Caesars Horizon League Basketball Tournament at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.

Tickets: To purchase contact the Ticket Sales and Service Department at (937) 755-4934 or raidertix@wright.edu for more information.

 

2016-17 Horizon League

as of 2/23/17 a.m.

Valparaiso 23-6, 13-3
Oakland 22-7, 12-4
Green Bay 17-11, 11-5
Wright State 19-10, 10-6
Northern Kentucky 19-10, 10-6
UIC 14-15, 7-9
Detroit Mercy 7-21, 5-11
Youngstown State 11-19, 5-12
Milwaukee 8-21, 4-12
Cleveland State 8-21, 4-13

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