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DDN: Wright State’s Calvin still hopeful Raiders can make title bid

Trey Calvin

Excerpt from the Dayton Daily News

Wright State star Trey Calvin had options when considering what to do with his fifth season of eligibility — moving up a tier in college basketball, taking a crack at pro ball or trying to help the Raiders hang another championship banner.

He chose the latter, of course, but instead of the highs of 2021-22 that included a Horizon League tourney title and an NCAA win, Calvin and his crew have gone through three months of drudgery.

The Raiders are 12-11 overall and 7-5 in the league after a demoralizing 88-77 home loss to Youngstown State on Thursday — their fourth straight against the pesky Penguins in the last two years.

That stretch includes a 44-point game by Calvin in a triple-overtime defeat on the road last season, falling just short of Bill Edwards’ school record of 45.

But if the HL preseason player of the year is having second thoughts about coming back, it doesn’t show. Yes, he expected better results, yet he’s not giving up on the season.

The league doesn’t have a clear-cut favorite. First-place Green Bay (15-9, 10-3) hardly looks imposing atop the bunched-up standings after going 3-29 last season.