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Men Drop 71-55 Decision to Detroit
Release: Monday 02/15/2012 
by WSU Athletic Media Relations

The Wright State men's basketball team led 33-28 late in the first half, only to see Detroit score the final 12 points of the period and go on to a 71-55 Horizon League decision Wednesday night at WSU's Nutter Center.

The Titans jumped out to a 21-14 lead on a three-point play by Eli Holman at the 10:08 mark of the first half, only to see WSU follow with a 19-7 run over the next six-plus minutes, seven coming from Armond Battle and six by Julius Mays, to go up 33-28 with 3:49 remaining.

It would be all Detroit, however, the rest of the period as the Titans scored the final 12 points, five by Chase Simon, to take a 40-33 lead into the break.

Both teams shot the ball well in the first half as Detroit shot 57 percent while the Raiders hit for 50 percent.  Both teams were 10 of 12 at the foul line.

WSU tallied the first four points of the second half, but the Titans answered with seven straight and the Raiders would get no closer than eight the rest of the way.

Detroit shot 41 percent in the second half to finish at 49 percent overall while WSU hit just four  of 16 attempts the final 20 minutes to end up at 39 percent for the game.  The Titans were 20 of 26 at the foul line compared to 23 of 32 for the Raiders.

Mays led all scorers with 16 for Wright State, 12 in the first half, while Battle had 11, seven of those coming before halftime.  Senior Mpondo, in his final regular-season home game, had seven.

Calliste paced Detroit (16-12, 10-6 Horizon) with 14 points while Holman posted a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds off the bench.  Anderson added 11 points and eight boards and Simon had 10 points.

Wright State (12-16, 7-9 Horizon) takes a break from league play this weekend as the Raiders visit UMKC for a BracketBusters game starting at 5:00 Eastern.

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