Raiders host Penguins on MLK Day
FAIRBORN (WSU Athletics) - The first place Wright State men's basketball team will be in action at home for the first time since Dec. 30 as they host Youngstown State Monday afternoon at 4 pm. The Raiders are currently 13-5 and 5-0 in the Horizon League after winning at Northern Kentucky 84-81 last Thursday night.
The game will air live on ESPN3 and on 106.5 FM/iHeart app with Chris Collins and Jim Brown. The WSU women host Youngstown State at 1:30 Monday.
Grant Benzinger, who scored his season-best 31 points in 32 minutes at NKU, continues to lead the Raiders with his 15.6 points per game. Over the last four games, he has gone 16-32 from three-point range. Loudon Love, Horizon League Freshman of the Week three of the last four weeks, pitched in his sixth double-double of the season at NKU with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
The Raiders lead the overall series 43-12. WSU won three of the last four meetings and the teams split the matchups last year with each team winning on the road. The Penguins will host the Raiders on February 3.
The Penguins, picked seventh in the preseason poll, are 5-13 overall and 3-2 in league play after losing 93-91 at Detroit Mercy Friday night.
YSU posted wins over Cleveland State, Milwaukee and Green Bay to open league play before falling at Oakland and UDM.
Cameron Morse, last week's Player of the Week, leads the Penguins with a 15.2 points and 4.2 assists per game averages. Morse was picked to the league's preseason first team.
Morse had 26 points at Detroit Mercy with six threes as six Penguins finished in double-figure scoring.
Braun Hartfield is also averaging 14.2 points per game. Naz Bohannon is averaging 7.2 rebounds.
The Raiders will travel to Green Bay and Milwaukee this weekend. Detroit Mercy and Oakland come to town January 26 and 28.
Raider tickets in all price ranges are available by calling (937) 775-4934 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Name Conf Overall Streak
Wright State 5-0 13-5 W6
Northern Kentucky 4-1 11-6 L1
UIC 3-2 8-10 W3
Youngstown State 3-2 5-13 L2
Oakland 3-3 11-8 W2
IUPUI 3-3 6-11 W2
Milwaukee 2-4 9-10 L2
Detroit Mercy 2-4 6-13 W2
Green Bay 2-5 7-13 L5
Cleveland State 1-4 4-14 L3