Raiders take sole possession of 1st place with big win at NKU

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS KY. (WDTN) -The Wright State men’s basketball team entered Thursday night’s game at Northern Kentucky in an early-season tie for first place with the Norse.  The Raiders left the BB&T Arena in lone possession of first place with a league record of 5-0.

The Raiders, off to their best conference start ever, broke the Norse 13-game home winning streak with an 84-81 decision.  Grant Benzinger was hot early, and it continued throughout the night as he finished with his season-best 31 points.  Freshman Loudon Love had his third straight double-double and seventh of the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds.  Everett Winchesterand Mark Hughes each added 10 points.

Wright State, 13-5 overall, has won six straight and nine of the last 10 games.  NKU is now 11-6, 4-1.  Northern Kentucky will visit the Nutter Center February 16. 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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