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DDN: Nagy pleased with turnaround but still has concerns

Coach Nagy on sideline

Excerpt from the Dayton Daily News

Wright State coach Scott Nagy knew the season was in danger of getting away from him during his team’s 2-7 start. And like the captain of a listing ship, he realized he had to project confidence and a sense of calm.

He’s not sure, though, how well he did when the job called for crisis management.

“I don’t know if I handled it very well, to be honest with you. It’s not something I’m used to dealing with. And the kids I’m coaching, it’s not something they’re used to dealing with,” he said.

“I think we just tried to focus on the things we know are important to our team.”

Whatever the Raiders did seemed to work. They’ve ripped off six wins in a row to improve to 8-7 overall and 5-1 in the Horizon League.

The streak includes an 84-70 stunner at North Carolina State on Dec. 21, and no one could have seen that coming. In their two previous games, they were dealt an 18-point home loss by Akron and needed a second-half rally to subdue visiting Tennessee Tech.