Raiders defeat IUPUI

FAIRBORN, Ohio – The Wright State men’s basketball team remained undefeated in league play with a 60-52 decision over IUPUI at the WSU Nutter Center Saturday night.  Senior Grant Benzinger paced the win with 16 points as Justin Mitchell posted his third double-double of the year with 11 points and 13 rebounds.  He also became just the 19th player to grab 500 career rebounds.

First Half Highlights

The Raiders held a 26-19 led at the intermission.

  • Senior Justin Mitchell led the Raiders with seven points, eight rebounds and three steals.
  • Parker Ernsthausen and Jaylon Hall each pitched in six points
  • The Raider defense forced 12 turnovers.

Second Half Highlights

Benzinger led the way in the second half with 13 points, ending with 16 overall.  He hit four threes for the game.

  • Mitchell had 11 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and four steals.
  • Ernsthausen was one point shy of his season high with 10 points as he registered his second double-figure effort of the year.
  • The Raiders had 10 steals for the fourth time this year and second straight game.
  • WSU outrebounded the Jags 38-29.


  • WSU outscored IUPUI 22-18 in the paint but the Jags bench scored 21 points to WSU’s 17.
  • The Raiders haven’t started league play 2-0 since 2012-13 when they opened at 4-0.
  • Wright State is now 10-5, 2-0.


“We are not very good offensively right now.  We seem to pass when we should shoot and shoot when we should pass.  But, we are really good defensively and rebounding right now and that is helping us.”
–WSU Head Coach Scott Nagy


  • The Raiders will play at Detroit Mercy Friday, January 5 at 9 pm.  The game will be shown on ESPNU.
  • The Titans are 4-10, 0-1 and will play at Milwaukee Saturday 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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