Raiders bounce back, thrash Miami (OH)

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Wright State looked to bounce back after a loss earlier this week, taking on their local rival, Miami (OH) on Saturday.

This was the 37th meeting all-time between the two, as the Raiders were riding a two-game win streak against the Redhawks. Miami had led the series, 20-15, though.

The Raiders came out red hot, as Trey Calvin hit an early three. He led the way on the day, once again, scoring 16 for WSU.

Wright State would then stretch the lead out to 13 in the first half, but a 5-0 Redhawk run to end the half, cut the lead down to six. Eerily similar to the Marshall game on Thursday.

“It was quickly mentioned right before we came back out that we were in the same exact spot the last game, and we kinda folded up. Our kids knew that, they certainly didn’t want it to be a pattern,” coach Scott Nagy said postgame.

The Raiders wouldn’t allow that to happen again. They went on a huge, 16-4 run, ultimately winning the game by 24.

Tim Finke really led the way with his first collegiate double-double. He had 13 points and a team-high 11 rebounds on the day.

“I think I have a motor that I’m just gonna keep going. Outwork my opponents.” said Finke.

Wright State would hold the Redhawks to a 22.9% shooting percentage in the second half. They shot only 27.3% on the game.

Calvin and Finke were two of four WSU players who finished in double digits. Sophomore Grant Basile chipping in 14 points and six rebounds, while Loudon Love added 11 points to go along with seven boards.

The Raiders will take a little break before heading to Bowling Green on Sunday.

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