The Wright State men’s basketball team(4-4) fell at Western Kentucky 78-60 Saturday night.
First Half (30-41)
*At 16:21, the Raiders broke the early-game scoring drought with a three from Grant Benzinger to make the score 8-23.
*The Raiders strong defense helped the offense come back as they fought to take the lead 23-22 at 7:11 on Benzinger’s second three pointer.
*WKU used an 11-2 run to end the half.
*Benzinger led WSU with eight points as freshmen Loudon Love and Jaylon Hall added six and seven points, respectively.
*Guards Mark Hughes and Justin Mitchell had five and four rebounds while Mitchell had five assists.
*The Hilltoppers led in rebounding 19-15 with seven turnovers forced by four Raider steals.
*Justin Johnson had a game-high 12 points for Western Kentucky.
Second Half (60-78)
*After Love picked up his fourth foul early, the Raiders hit four straight field goals to climb closer.
*Benzinger led all scorers with 19 points, Hall had 11 points and Love ended with 10 points.
*Love and Hughes had seven boards as Mitchell finished with seven assists and six rebounds.
*WKU outscored WSU 37-30.
*Wright State hit nine threes.
*Wright State’s bench outscored WKU 20-9
*The Raiders committed only 11 turnovers.
The Raiders head home to host Ohio Valley Tuesday night and Kent State Saturday afternoon.