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.