It’s been a fun week in the world of college basketball. The bubble keeps expanding and contracting, Indiana is in trouble and BracketBusters is nearly upon us. This week, that and more is what “Welser Wonders…”
…who will be the next coach at Indiana?
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.
The Report Card
A - Mike Green
Three Stars of The Day
We handpick the best performances of the day, whether it be stat lines that make you drool, or clutch performances. Either way, its our way of showing the love:
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.
2008 O'Reilly ESPNU BracketBusters Television Matchups
Friday, Feb 22
Davidson at Winthrop
UCSB at Utah State
Saturday, Feb 23
Creighton at Oral Roberts
George Mason at Ohio
Kent State at St. Mary’s (Ca.)
Marist at Cleveland State
Miami at Valparaiso
Nevada at Southern Illinois
Rider at CS Northridge
Siena at Boise State
UWM at Bradley
Virginia Commonwealth at Akron
Sunday, Feb 24
Wright State at Illinois State
2008 O'Reilly ESPNU BracketBusters Non-Television Matchups
* Times to be Announced
Albany at Canisius
DAYTON – In the end, down by 15 points, Green Bay stopped playing traditional defense and just trapped on almost every possession.
The defensive gamble got them close but when the dust settled Wright State won their fourth game in a row beating Green Bay 71-67.
At the 7:45 mark Wright State (13-6, 6-4 HL) went up 59-44 on a 3-pointer by Cooper Land.
Then Green Bay’s Rahmon Fletcher went to work. In the next 70 seconds he made two layups and a 3-pointer to make it a 59-51 game.