Raiders 4 game win streak snapped at Western Kentucky 78-60

The Wright State men’s basketball team(4-4) fell at Western Kentucky 78-60 Saturday night.

Game Breakdown
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.

Key Numbers
*Wright State’s bench outscored WKU 20-9
*The Raiders committed only 11 turnovers.

Next Up
The Raiders head home to host Ohio Valley Tuesday night and Kent State Saturday afternoon. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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