WRIGHT STATE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Minnis tip-in gives Wright St. 61-59 win over Valparaiso

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) Joe Thomasson scored 14 points, Biggie Minnis tipped in an offensive rebound with one second left, and Wright State earned the season sweep over Valparaiso with a 61-59 win on Saturday. Wright State (16-11, 10-4 Horizon) held a 33-24 lead at the half, but Valparaiso clawed back, outscoring the Raiders 35-20 over the first 17-and-a-half minutes to take a 59...
Via Associated Press
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Illinois-Chicago fends off Wright State 64-59

CHICAGO (AP) Freshman Dikembe Dixson scored 26 points with 12 rebounds and Najeal Young made three free throws in the final 37 seconds as Illinois-Chicago fended off Wright State 64-59 on Thursday night. Tai Odiase, a 6-foot-9 sophomore, scored 18 points and blocked seven shots as Illinois-Chicago (4-19, 2-10 Horizon) maintained a slim lead throughout. His seventh block was on...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rapid Reaction: UIC 64, Wright State 59

CHICAGO — Dominant performances by Tai Odiase and Dikembe Dixson led UIC to a 64-59 victory Thursday against Wright State. The Flames led for the final 17:42 and have now beaten the Raiders three consecutive times at UIC Pavilion.   Tai Odiase attempts a shot over Wright State forward JT Yoho. (Photo: Jesse Kramer / thecatchandshoot.com) Tons of energy from Tai Odiase. The...
Via The Catch and Shoot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wright State cruises to 79-60 victory over Green Bay

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) Wright State established a permanent double-digit lead early on and Grant Benzinger hit four consecutive 3-pointers in the final six minutes as the Raiders beat Green Bay 79-60 on Saturday night. Biggie Minnis scored 13 points, Benzinger 12 and three others 10 apiece for Wright State (15-10, 9-3 Horizon), which remained tied in second place with Oakland, two...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wright State fends off Milwaukee rally to win 84-83

FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) JT Yoho scored 29 points and Joe Thomasson's free throw with three seconds left lifted Wright State past Milwaukee 84-83 Thursday night. Milwaukee's Matt Tiby made both free throws with five seconds left to tie the game at 83 before Thomasson converted one of two free throws. Mark Hughes hit a 3-pointer with 10:47 to play gave the Raiders a 67-54 lead, before...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NAU soccer beats Wright State

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Underneath the lights in their first Friday night home game of the season, the Northern Arizona women's soccer team were able to perform in front of 595 fans against Wright State. Haley Wingender scored on a penalty kick in the first half and that is all the Lumberjacks needed as Northern Arizona defeated Wright State 1-0 for the Lumberjack's second straight...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Wright State Accepts CIT Bid, Will Play East Carolina

Photo: Raiderroundball.com After falling Tuesday in the Horizon League championship game, Wright State accepted a postseason bid to the Collegeinsider.com Tournament. The Raiders, who finished 3rd in the Horizon League, will play at East Carolina this coming Tuesday, Mar. 18. This marks Wright State’s second straight season with a postseason appearance. Last year, the Raiders earned...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Wright State falls 69-63 in Horizon title game

FAIRBORN -- Wright State's hopes of becoming the first school from Ohio to qualify for this year's NCAA tournament fell short on Tuesday night as Milwaukee led throughout to post a 69-63 victory in the Horizon League final at the Nutter Center. The 21-13 Panthers, who were the fifth seed in the tournament, are NCAA bound for the fifth time in school history. They led by as many as...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Wright State 68, UIC 61

Photo: Mike DiNovo | USA Today Sports UIC’s regular season ended Saturday with a 68-61 loss at home to Wright State. The Flames now enter the Horizon League Tournament on Tuesday with a 1-15 conference record. They will be the bottom seed, facing No. 4 seed Valparaiso in the opening round. UIC (6-24, 1-15 Horizon League) held a 40-35 lead in the first half before Wright State ...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Sophomores pace ASU in win over Wright State

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Starting left-hander Brett Lilek went a career-long six innings and third baseman Dalton DiNatale matched his career high with three RBI to power the 18th-ranked Arizona State University baseball team to a 7-2 win over Wright State on Sunday at Blair Field in Long Beach, Calif. Lilek (1-0) struck out five and allowed a pair of runs on just two hits to earn...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Wright State fan thrusts for his buddy (GIF)

Wright State fans were asked to go with a “green out” for Friday night’s game against Detroit.  This Raiders fan got a bit too SO OVERLY EXCITED for the occasion, he couldn’t help himself.  And his buddy was all about it.   To which his buddy replied, “sweet thrusts, bro.”
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Wright State edges Oakland at buzzer 72-71

ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) -- AJ Pacher sank the game-winning layup just ahead of the buzzer Sunday as Wright State rallied late in the second half to defeat Oakland 72-71. Trailing by 10 with barely 2 minutes to play, Wright State (15-13, 7-6 Horizon League) scored 13 of the next 15 points to take its first lead of the second half on a pair Cole Darling free throws that made it 70-69...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wright State player posterizes 7-foot opponent

Wright State's Jerran Young put Green Bay 7-footer Alec Brown on a poster last night after exploding with a big dunk.
Via Gamedayr
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Pacher, Wright St. top Illinois-Chicago 58-53

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- A.J. Pacher scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and Reggie Arceneaux hit a pair of free throws with 14 seconds left, as Wright State topped Illinois-Chicago 58-53 Sunday night. Wright State (11-8, 3-1 Horizon League) trailed 53-49 with 4:43 to play after Kelsey Barlow, who paced UIC with 19 points, hit a pair of free throws. Arceneaux answered with a...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 7 Louisville women beat Wright State 99-40

Even though she was unable to play, Antonita Slaughter did all she could to help No. 7 Louisville. Shoni Schimmel scored 17 points, including five 3-pointers, and the Cardinals cruised to a 99-40 win over Wright State on Saturday night in their first game since Slaughter was diagnosed with a season-ending blood clot in her lung. The senior guard, released from the hospital Friday...
Via Associated Press
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Wright State Continues Disappointing Start With Loss to North Carolina A&T

Photo: Tim Zechar Wright State was picked to win the Horizon League by The Catch and Shoot and to finish No. 2 in the conference’s official preseason poll, only a single point behind favorited Green Bay. But Wright State, which won 23 games last year and returned its top eight players, is only 3-5 against Division I opponents (5-5 overall) after falling to Morehead State and North...
Via The Catch and Shoot
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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