2008-09 Horizon League Men’s
The Wright State men's basketball team will take a trip in December
off the mainland for the first time since 1993 as the Raiders have
signed a contract to be part of this year's San Juan Shootout December
State, South Florida and Oral Roberts have also been confirmed.
2008 San Juan Shootout
Dec. 20 South Florida vs Murray State and WSU vs Oral Roberts
Dec. 21 Oral Roberts vs Murray State and WSU vs South Florida
Dec. 22 WSU vs Murray State and Oral Roberts vs South Florida
INDIANAPOLIS –There is a stick that Valparaiso has used three times this year to beat Wright State with and the Raiders are on the short end of it as they lost their third game in a row to the Crusaders 72-67 in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League Championship.
Earlier this year at Wright State, Valpo pulled out a 71-67 win and then last Saturday on ESPN2 Valpo beat the Raiders in overtime 75-73.
DAYTON – Wright State’s 20th win was not easy, but this year they really haven’t had any easy wins. The Raiders pulled out a 59-58 win to send most of the 6998 fans home happy.
With 1:38 left in the game Todd Brown hit a 3-pointer to put Wright State up 57-56.
At the 1:16 mark Wright State’s Cooper Land fouled Chris Hayes, after a media timeout he sank both free throws to put the Flames up 58-57.
At the 4 second mark Wright State’s Vaughn Duggins hit a jump shot to put the Raiders back up 59-58.
DAYTON – Another close game, another win for the Raiders, as Wright State holds on to beat Loyola 55-51
That makes nine straight wins by the Raiders and every win has been by single digits. Wright State (18-6, 10-4 HL) has only played three games that were decided by double digits this year.
Unfortunately for Loyola (9-15, 5-9 HL) that makes 12 straight games decided by less than 10 points and only four of them were wins.
Tonight the Raiders jumped out to an 11-0 lead as Will Graham contributed a jumper and a layup, Vaughn Duggins did the same and Todd Brown sunk a 3-pointer.
DAYTON – Presbyterian College visited the Nutter Center and the result of the game were pretty predictable; Wright State beat the dog crap out of the Blue Hose 58-42.
I will get to the game a little later but first let’s take a look at Presbyterian College (3-22).
PC is a liberal arts small college of 1200 students from Clinton, SC. playing their first year of Division I basketball. They play one of the tougher schedules in the country if for no other reason than they play all their games but five are on the road.