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Wright State University’s Mark Alstork dribbles under the hoop defended by Miami University’s Darius Harper during their 89-87 win Miami Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Wright State University’s Nutter Center in Fairborn. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Alstork trying to take positive attitude to court for Raiders

Mark Alstork is leading Wright State in points per game. That part has come easily.But the junior guard wants to have the same production over the remaining two-thirds of the season while also keeping an upbeat attitude. That’s going to require some work.The 6-foot-5 junior guard is a fierce competitor ...

WSU shoots 24 percent in loss to Penn State

First-year Wright State coach Scott Nagy minced no words in the wake of his team’s 72-50 loss at Penn State on Saturday.“I’ve coached a long time and I’m pretty sure that’s the worst offensive output I’ve ever seen in 22 years,” said Nagy, who spent 21 seasons coaching South Dakota ...

Wright State’s Mark Hughes starts the fast break during a game against Xavier last season. Staff photo/Greg Lynch

Wright State looking for Hughes to step up

Wright State coach Scott Nagy has been pleading for greater production from his reserves — at least more than they provided in a loss at Georgia State this week when the trio of Mark Hughes, Parker Ernsthausen and Ryan Custer combined for just one point.Nagy could excuse Custer’s paltry contributions ...

Wright State’s Mark Alstork looks to drive during Sunday’s game vs. North Florida at the Nutter Center. Tim Zechar / Contributed photo

Preview: Wright State (6-2) at Penn State (3-2)

When: 5 p.m. SaturdayWhere: Bryce Jordan Center,University Park, Pa.TV/Radio: BTN-plus, 106.5-FMProbable Wright State startersSteven Davis 6-8; Sr.; F; 15.5Mark Alstork 6-5; Jr.; G; 22.4Justin Mitchell 6-4; Jr.; G; 10.4Grant Benzinger 6-3; Jr.; G; 14.9Mike La Tulip 6-1; Sr.; G; 9.0Probable Penn State startersShep Garner 6-2; Jr.; G; 14.6Tony Carr 6-3; ...

Wright State University head men’s basketball coach Scott Nagy signals to his team from the sideline during their game against Miami University on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Nutter Center at Wright State University in Fairborn. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Wright State getting payday, hopes to add win

First-year Wright State coach Scott Nagy has the same challenge with his schedule that other mid-major programs face — having to go on the road for guaranteed paydays against teams you’re not supposed to beat.But the difference between Nagy and most of his peers is that he believes the plusses ...

Wright State (6-1) at Georgia State (3-2)

When: 7 p.m. todayWhere: GSU Sports ArenaTV/Radio: ESPN3, 106.5-FMProbable Wright State startersSteven Davis 6-8; Sr.; F; 16.0Mark Alstork 6-5; Jr.; G; 22.9Justin Mitchell 6-4; Jr.; G; 11.3Grant Benzinger 6-3; Jr.; G; 12.4Mike La Tulip 6-1; Sr.; G; 9.4Probable Georgia State startersJeremy Hollowell 6-8; Sr.; F; 14.6Willie Clayton 6-8; Sr.; F; ...

Alstork looking to lead Wright State without overdoing it

Even while Mark Alstork was leading the nation in scoring, Wright State coach Scott Nagy was trying to convince his junior guard to dial down the offensive production.Nagy’s rationale was that relying so much on one player isn’t a long-term formula for success. That was evident during Alstork’s brilliant 39-point ...

Wright State’s Parker Ernsthausen puts up a shot Sunday against North Florida at the Nutter Center. Tim Zechar / Contributed photo

Wright State beats North Florida for three straight wins in home event

Wright State coach Scott Nagy wants to temper expectations after sweeping three games against quality foes in the Men Against Breast Cancer Classic — especially with what’s looming over the next six weeks.But the Raiders improved to 6-1 after a 75-67 victory over North Florida before 2,975 fans Sunday. It’s ...

Wright State’s Mark Huges tries to shoot over Ohio Dominican’s Michael Simon at the Nutter Center on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. Tim Zechar / Contributed Photo

5 things to know about Wright State’s win over Ohio Dominican

When Wright State coach Scott Nagy filled up a grease board in the locker room with his pre-game points of emphasis, none of the players were surprised that his checklist all centered around defense.The Raiders had been getting torched by opponents, who averaged 83.3 points while shooting 51.7 percent through ...

Wright State University’s Grant Benzinger puts up a jumper defended by Miami University’s Zach McCormick during their 89-87 win over Miami Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Wright State University’s Nutter Center in Fairborn. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

College Basketball Preview: Toledo at Wright State

When: 7 p.m. todayWhere: Nutter CenterTV/Radio: ESPN3, 106.5-FMProbable Wright State startersSteven Davis 6-8; Sr.; F; 21.0Mark Alstork 6-5; Jr.; G; 29.5Justin Mitchell 6-4; Jr.; G; 11.5Grant Benzinger 6-3; Jr.; G; 8.0Mike La Tulip 6-1; Sr.; G; 8.0Probable Toledo startersSteven Taylor Jr. 6-9; Sr.; F; 18.0Jonathan Williams 6-3; Sr.; G; 21.5Daniel ...

Wright State guard Justin Mitchell (5) drives past Xavier defenders during their game held at the Cintas Center at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

Wright State guard recalls friendship with Dayton’s Steve McElvene

Wright State point guard Justin Mitchell grew up in Fort Wayne, Ind., and was a childhood friend of Steve McElvene, the Dayton center who died tragically last spring and left so much promise in basketball and life unfulfilled.Mitchell had gotten a call from Indiana guard James Blackmon that McElvene had ...

Mark Alstork returns to the Wright State University Men’s Basketball Team in the 2016-2017 season. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

WSU’s Mark Alstork honored by Horizon League

Mark Alstork’s big opening game of the season has earned the Wright State guard the Horizon League player of the week.A junior from Thurgood Marshall, Alstork scored 30 points as the Raiders beat Southern Illinois 85-81 on Friday night.He also had four assists, two rebounds and a steal while hitting ...

Wright State men’s basketball adds recruit

The Wright State men’s basketball team added another recruit Thursday when it received a national letter of intent from 6-foot shooting guard Tyler Mitchell.As a junior at Kings High School, Mitchell averaged 14.7 points, 4.3 assists and 2.9 rebounds while leading the Knights to the Eastern Cincinnati Conference championship and ...

Steven Davis soars in for a dunk during Wright State’s exhibition win over Cedarville on Nov. 2 at the Nutter Center. The Raiders open their season Friday at Southern Illinois. TIM ZECHAR/CONTRIBUTED

Davis looking to lift Wright State

After missing one full season and half of another because of injuries, Steven Davis could barely contain his glee over getting to suit up again for Wright State during an exhibition last week against Cedarville. When he threw down a fastbreak dunk, he waved his arms and cupped a hand ...

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