DAYTON – Coming off a big buzzer-beater win against Miami and playing during the holidays in front of a small crowd the Wright State Raiders were prime targets to be upset at home by St. Bonaventure. With the Bonnies playing tough half-court defense the Raiders were able to avoid being upset at home by playing their own tough defense and making some timely shots to defeat St. Bonaventure 54-45.
Whenever Wright State (5-3) looked like they were going to blow the game wide open the Bonnies would whittle the score down to a one or two possession game.
Dayton – For the second time this season Miami lost to a basketball team from Dayton that overcame a big point deficit to win on a 3-point buzzer-beater as Wright State’s Todd Brown hit a 3-pointer from the corner to beat the visiting RedHawks 58-57.
Earlier this year Dayton’s Brian Roberts sunk a 3-pointer as time expired to lift the Flyers over Miami 63-62.
To make it more bizarre Wright State (4-3) also beat Miami last year 58-56 on a last second 3-pointer by DeShaun Wood.
Senior Torre Johnson has been suspended from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men's basketball team, UWM head coach Rob Jeter announced today.
DAYTON – When a team holds the opponent’s two best players to one total basket in regulation play, you would expect that team to win, unless that team is the young Wright State Raiders.
With their two leading scorers held to just one for 10 in field goals an experienced Bradley team had enough other weapons to defeat Wright State in overtime 72-65.
With 33 seconds left in regulation play and Wright leading by four at 57-53, Bradley’s Andrew Warren hit a 3-pointer to cut the Raiders’ lead to one.
DAYTON – Valparaiso made a statement in their first game in the Horizon League; that they were ready to compete in a new, tougher conference, as the pulled out a road win against Wright State 71-66 where the visiting teams rarely win.
Wright State on the other hand made two costly turnovers in the last 74 seconds of the game to lose the lead and let an important league game get away.
With a 66-63 lead and a 1:14 left in the game Wright State’s Vaughn Duggins threw an errant pass to Will Graham that got away and went into the backcourt for a turnover.
MILWAUKEE - Dominic James scored 22 points to lead four players in double figures and 13th-ranked Marquette shot 54.1 percent from the field in a 100-65 win over the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Friday night at the Bradley Center.
The Golden Eagles (5-1) made 8-of-17 from three-point range in the first 20 minutes and then went inside to make 21-of-31 from inside the arc in the second half.
Ricky Franklin scored 14 points and Deion James added 10 for Milwaukee (3-4), which shot just 32.3 percent from the field in the second half as the deficit grew steadily.
Dayton –- If you wanted rhythm tonight you had to go to a jazz club, because with 50 fouls called on Wright State and Marshall leading to 64 free throws, the teams could not get into any kind of rhythm or flow in this game.
In between standing around and watching foul shots Wright State managed to pull out a win 77-70 against a pesky Marshall team in this free throw shooting contest.
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