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DDN: Raiders shake off slow start, get season started with easy win

Tanner Holden

Excerpt from the Dayton Daily News

Wright State coach Scott Nagy went into his team’s season-opener against Lake Erie College planning to sub heavily, so he expected the play to be a little ragged.

Just maybe not THAT ragged.

The Raiders sputtered through the first 13 minutes and were leading only 25-24. But they manhandled the Division-II school from Painesville, Ohio, after that, winning 86-53 before 3,717 fans Tuesday.

It was an exhibition for Lake Erie but a real game for Wright State.

“We weren’t very sharp defensively,” said Nagy, who wasn’t thrilled with what transpired on either end of the floor. “We were super average offensively.”

He added: “I don’t say this all the time — I’m not saying it just to be saying it — but they’re pretty well coached. We’re not going to run into many teams this year that screen the way they do. They’re physical. We struggled to get through a lot of their screens and had to switch some of them, which we’re not used to doing.”