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DDN: Raiders fall short on road against Horizon League favorites

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Excerpt from the Dayton Daily News

Wright State looked to be on an upward path after shifting to a taller starting lineup at Purdue Fort Wayne on Thursday and getting ideal results.

But that rosy outlook disappeared two days later. As an 85-75 defeat at Cleveland State proved the Raiders still have work to do.

The Horizon League preseason favorites made 32 of 58 shots (55.2%), went 9 of 18 on 3′s and displayed impressive depth by outscoring their visitors in bench points, 37-6.

That’s the fourth time the Raiders (2-6, 1-1) have allowed at least 85 points this season.

“We’re just not good enough defensively, and that’s the key,” coach Scott Nagy said on his post-game radio show. “We have the head knowledge, but we don’t have the heart.

“The best defensive teams win this league. We’re good enough offensively, but defensively, we’re just very soft … That’s got to change, or its going to be a frustrating year for our guys.”