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DDN: Raiders hope early setbacks haven’t put league title out of reach

Chris Brandon and AJ Braun

Excerpt from the Dayton Daily News

Wright State expected to be hobnobbing with the Horizon League elite after two conference games — not wallowing at the bottom of the standings with teams that figure to be non-factors in the race.

But that’s where the Raiders find themselves after a pair of double-digit defeats to Robert Morris and Youngstown State in early December.

What makes the results especially costly is that they came at the Nutter Center, giving the league leaders a significant head start.

“This team is going to have to be special on the road — we just are — to make up for having two home losses already,” Wright State coach Scott Nagy said. “But we’re capable of it.”

The Raiders, who have eight home games and 10 on the road, play Thursday at Northern Kentucky, picked the preseason co-favorite with Purdue Fort Wayne.