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DDN Archdeacon: An odd night at the Nutter Center for Wright State

Tanner Holden

Excerpt from the Dayton Daily News

By Tom Archdeacon

So many things didn’t look like you remembered them Saturday night at the Nutter Center.

  • Wright State came into the game with Oakland with the No. 6 rated offense in Division I basketball. The Raiders averaged 86 points per game, but scored their lowest point total of the season and lost 74-60 to the Golden Grizzlies.
  • WSU was rated No. 1 in the nation in field goal percentage, making 53.8 percent of its shots on the year. Against Oakland, the Raiders hit just 23 of 68 attempts for 33.8 percent.
  • More woeful was their marksmanship from long range. They were ranked No. 14 in the nation in three-point field goal percentage at 38.3 percent, but went 5-for-28 for a miserable 17.8 percent.
  • Trey Calvin, who has scored 2,026 career points at WSU and is second in the league in scoring this season (19.6), was making 43.4 percent of his three-point attempts this season. Against Oakland, he went 0-7 and that prompted fellow guard Alex Huibregtse to say afterward: “I’d put a lot of money down that Trey Calvin will NEVER shoot 0-for-7 again from three.”
  • Saturday was shaping up to produce a milestone moment for Tanner Holden, who, like Calvin, will one day be a WSU Hall of Famer. He was 16 points away from topping 2,000 career points when you combined his totals from WSU and his one-year foray at Ohio State last season (which produced just 97 points.)

With 2:36 left in the game, Holden — who had scored 15 points on the night and leads the Horizon League in field goal accuracy — went in for layup.