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DDN: Wright State uses 20-0 run to stun Oakland in Horizon League quarterfinals

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Excerpt from the Dayton Daily News

Wright State came back from sizeable deficits to beat Oakland twice in the regular season.

Finding themselves in the same situation Thursday, the players saw no reason to think they couldn’t do it again.

“Obviously, those things helped,” coach Scott Nagy said of his team’s history with the Grizzlies. “Our players knew that. Even in the huddle, there was no panic — and I’ve seen that. I know the difference between players who panic and those who are confident.”

The No. 4 seeded Raiders lifted themselves out of a 14-point second-half hole to win, 75-63, in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League tourney.

Tanner Holden scored a game-high 27 points, and a boisterous crowd of 2,873 helped to propel them to the semifinals Monday in Indianapolis.

The Raiders (19-13) made up an 11-point deficit with just over six minutes to go and pulled out a 78-74 road win a couple of weeks ago.