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DDN: Nagy isn’t expecting to dominate, but still high on Raiders

Wright State guard Trey Calvin

Excerpt from the Dayton Daily News

Wright State coach Scott Nagy doesn’t want to temper anyone’s enthusiasm about this season. That’s not his style.

He’s on board with those who believe winning a fourth straight Horizon League regular-season title, which is something only Butler has done, is a real possibility.

But he’s also a realist. And he’ll quickly tap the breaks on any suggestion that the Raiders might be able to produce the same one-sided statistics they had in 2020-21 and overpower opponents again — even when those projections come from his own staff.

“Clint was saying, ‘If we get some things straightened out, we can be as good or better than we were last year,’” Nagy said, referring to associate head coach Clint Sargent.

“I said, ‘Clint, the number of games we had last year where we beat people by 30 and 40 points — we CRUSHED people.’ I know I’ve never had a year where I’ve beat people that badly. It’s unfortunate it didn’t end how we wanted it to by going to the NCAA tournament, but I’ve never had a team like that before.”

Even in a truncated season, the Raiders had seven wins by 25 or more points and 16 by double digits while finishing 18-6.