Raiders defeat Kent State

FAIRBORN, Ohio – The Wright State men’s basketball team defeated Kent State Saturday afternoon at the Wright State Nutter Center 63-54.  WSU is now 6-4 while KSU drops to 5-5.

Game Breakdown
First Half (31-24)

*Kent State jumped out to a 5-0 lead but the Raiders bounced right back on three free throws by senior Grant Benzinger and a rebound basket from freshman Louden Love.
*The lead bounced back and forth but the Raiders held the hand for more than 13 minutes.
*WSU had six points from Benzinger, Parker Ernsthausen and Jaylon Hall with five from Mark Hughes.
*Justin Mitchell grabbed five rebounds as WSU led the boards 18-14.
*The Raiders shot 38% while forcing 10 Kent State turnovers.
*Kent State his six threes, led by Jalen Avery with six points.

Second Half (63-54)
*The second period started off with hustle and a dunk by Love.
*WSU played seven players with four finishing in double-figure points: Benzinger 13, Ernsthausen and Hall 11 each and Winchester 10.
*Mitchell ended in double-figure rebounding with 11 boards.
*The Raiders shot 38.5% from the field (20-52) but lost the boards 36-31.
*Kent State had 24 turnovers on nine Raider steals.

Key Numbers
*The Raiders outscored the Flashes in the pain 30-20 and off the bench 21-16.

Next Up
Wright State has the week off as they travel to Toledo next Saturday for a 2 pm game. 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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