Jaguars get run by Wright State, 103-71

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The IUPUI Jaguars followed up their first conference win of the season by getting run out of the gym on the road Wednesday night, falling to the Wright State Raiders 103-71 at the Nutter Center before a crowd of 3,267.

This was a contest that was never really in doubt. IUPUI got out to a very early 4-2 lead but Wright State responded with a 27-5 run to make it 29-9, and from there the Jaguars never challenged.

It’s nearly impossible to recover after giving up such a large run and this isn’t the first time this season the Jags have allowed another team to go off like that.

On January 21st versus Detroit Mercy, IUPUI conceded a 14-0 run late in the game and allowed the Titans to pull away.

On January 14th Cleveland State began their game versus the Jaguars by jumping out to a 16-2 lead. The Vikings then went on a 23-0 run later in the game.

On January 7th IUPUI fell behind Youngstown State 24-4 to start the game.

These catastrophic lapses make winning almost an impossiblity.

Wright St shot 58 percent from the field for the game, including 6-of-14 from three-point range (.429). Sophomore Center AJ Braun led the way for the Raiders with 22 points and 7 rebounds.

Sophomore Guard Jlynn Counter once again paced the Jaguars, netting 22 points in the loss. This marks Counter’s seventh 20-point performance of the season. The Oklahoma City native also grabbed a team-high 8 rebounds (also equalling the game-high).

Freshman Guard Vincent Brady II scored 15.

This was the second time this season IUPUI allowed 100 points in a Horizon League contest. Youngstown St scored 105 in the January meeting.

The loss drops the Jags to 1-14 in the conference and 4-22 overall.

There were a couple of positives to take away. IUPUI only turned it over 5 times in the second half, one of their better halves of the season. The Jaguars also hit 6 threes and scored 71 points, both numbers are above their season average.

It doesn’t get any easier for IUPUI as they still have three straight league road games, including a trip to Northern Kentucky (15-10, 10-4) on Sunday. The Norse won the December matchup in Indianapolis 55-42.

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