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DDN: Wright State has shown it can overcome slow starts

Raiders vs Western Kentucky 12/10/22

Excerpt from the Dayton Daily News

Wright State fans know the program is to a point where they can count on the team contending for championships each year.

They also know they’d better strap in before the season starts. The Raiders may hoist trophies at the end, but it tends to be a bumpy ride getting there.

They have a 5-5 record going into a game Wednesday at Akron, a top Mid-American squad that beat the Raiders by nearly 20 in the Nutter Center last season.

That pounding was part of a dreary stretch of seven losses in nine games to start the season.

They went 7-3 in their first 10 games in 2020-21, 4-6 in 2019-20 and then 6-4 the three seasons before that.

Coach Scott Nagy hasn’t been shy about saying his goal is to build the Raiders into an NCAA at-large candidate, making the tourney even without the Horizon League’s automatic bid.