Raiders shoot down Rockets

TOLEDO, Ohio – The Wright State men’s basketball team went on the road and took care of business at Toledo with a 77-69 win.

Game Breakdown
First Half Highlights (33-34)

*Senior Grant Benzinger tied the game early with two free throws and a three after the Rockets took a 5-0 lead.
*At 16:30, Cole Gentry entered his first Raider game.
*Benzinger’s three at 1:37 tied the game as the Raiders stayed close and chipped away the UT lead.
*Benzinger led the Raiders with 13 points, including three threes.
*Mark Hughes had five points while Justin Mitchell ended the first period with four points and seven rebounds.
*All WSU players that saw time scored, including Gentry’s first points as a Raider on a jumper at 3:33.
*WSU shot 40% from the field, 35.7% from three and 66.7% from the line as Toledo shot 40%, 38.5% and 55.6%.
*WSU outrebounded UT 20-17 while the Rockets’ largest lead was 19-10 in the 13th minute.

Second Half Highlights (77-69)
*WSU took its first lead 39-37 on a Mitchell layup from Hughes at 17:40.
*The lead increased to five points off a three point play from Mitchell for his 11th point at 17:08.
*Everett Winchester made it a 7-0 on a layup.
*Mitchell finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds while Loudon Love had a strong second half to finish with 11 points and 12 rebounds.
*Benzinger had 18 points on four threes while Hughes ended with 10 points.
*Gentry’s Raider debut saw him collect seven points.
*WSU’s largest lead was 16 points at 63-47.
*WSU shot 42% from the field and 38% from three and forced 18 Rocket turnovers.

Key Numbers
*It was WSU’s second straight win over a MAC team as the Raiders were coming off a home win over Kent State.
*The Raider bench contributed 17 points while UT’s bench had 11 points.
*It was third straight win and seventh win of the last eight games for the Raiders.

Next Up
*The (7-4) Raiders stay on the road to play at Missouri State Tuesday night. 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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