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November 13, 2009 at 6:00 PM

Wright State game thread

UW WINS — The Huskies held on for a 74-69 victory. I’ll be back in a minute with post-game quotes.
FINISHING LINEUP — It’s Thomas, Overton, Pondexter, Bryan-Amaning and Suggs. UW leads 67-58 with less than a minute left.
IT’S DOWN TO 9 — Evans is taking over for WSU. He sank a mid-ranger jumper and a running layup to bring the Raiders to within 59-50 with 6:49 left. I know the game is heating up, but I’ve got to slow down on the thread and start writing the game story.
SHOCKER IN CORVALLIS — Word is spreading among press row that Oregon State lost 67-43 to Texas-AM Corpus Christi.
WSU MAKING A RUN — UW leads 52-42 with just over 10 minutes left. Huskies need scoring from somebody other than Thomas.
PONDEXTER QUIET — Pondexter has sank 2 of 7 shots for four points. He has six rebounds.
THOMAS HEATING UP AGAIN — HIs career high is 27, which he set against Oregon State. He’s got 23.
HALFTIME STATS — Thomas leads all scorers with 18 points. No other Husky has more than Suggs’ seven. Speaking of Suggs, he’s logged nine minutes which is more than four other players. Brown leads Wright State with 9 points.
UW has forced 12 turnovers and it has scored 12 points off of turnovers.
GOT AN ANSWER ON THOMAS — He scored 18 twice in the second half. But his 18 tonight is a personal best for the first half.
FINISHING LINEUP — Not sure if anybody predicted Suggs, Overton, Thomas, Gaddy and Pondexter would finish out the half on the floor. Suggs sank a layup as time expired giving UW a 40-28 lead at halftime.
CHECKING THE STAT BOOKS — Folks on press row have asked the media staff what’s Thomas’ career scoring high for a half. He’s got 18 points and we believe that’s a personal best.
WSU GOES ZONE — The Raiders threw a 2-3 zone at UW and Breshers struggled to get off a good shot while surrounded by three defenders. UW leads 32-21 with less than three minutes left.
BROWN 9, WSU 6 — If UW can corral Brown, this game would be a whole lot easier for them. He’s the bell cow for the Raiders. When he’s not in, they struggle. And when he doesn’t shoot, they struggle. Again, he’s killing the Huskies with constant movement and back cuts. UW leads 28-15.
UW IN THE BONUS — With 10:02 left in the half, Washington is in the bonus. Thomas drained two FTs to give UW a 20-13 lead.
SUGGS CHECKS IN — Scott Suggs replaces Holiday and makes an immediate impact. On the first play, he forced a turnover (WSU’s fifth). UW has used 10 players. Coach Lorenzo Romar has said he planned to use a 8-9 man rotation this season. Maybe he’s still figuring things out in terms of the rotation or believes he’ll need lots of bodies for the three-games-in-three days tournament.
BROWN PLAYING SMART — The Huskies are getting burned on back cuts from Brown. The Raiders guard scored on a pair of layups because of UW’s aggressive defense.
HOLIDAY IN — Justin Holiday makes his season debut. He replaced Pondexter. The lineup: Holiday, Gaddy, Thomas, Breshers and Turner.
GADDY PICKS UP FIRST FOUL — The UW freshman struggled with fouls in the exhibition and he just collected his first 30 seconds into his first college game.
NEXT SUBS — Abdul Gaddy and Tyreese Breshers replace Overton and Bryan-Amaning. UW leads 10-6 after a pair of Thomas FTs.
FIRST UW SUB — Elston Turner comes in for Gant less than three minutes into the game, giving UW a three-guard lineup.
WILCOX IN DRESS CLOTHES — C.J. Wilcox is not dressed for the game because he’s redshirting this season. Walk-on Brendan Sherrar, who did not dress in the exhibition, is at the end of the bench wearing warmups.
Starting lineups:
Wright State
F – Ronnie Thomas
F – Cory Cooperwood
G – Todd Brown
G – Troy Tabler
G – N’Gai Evans
F – Quincy Pondexter
F – Darnell Gant
C – Matthew Bryan-Amaning
G – Venoy Overton
G – Isaiah Thomas
STATS FROM BELMONT-PSU GAME — Bruins G Ian Clark led all scorers with 21 points. Belmont also received 16 points from F Keaton Belcher and F Jon House had 11 off the bench. Portland State: G Dominic Waters 16 points, F Phil Nelson (the former Husky) 16 and F Julius Thomas 10 off the bench.
Belmont scored 40 points in the paint and 21 off of turnovers. Belmont shot 46.4 percent from the field and sank 4 of 16 three-pointers. PSU was 39.3 percent from the field.
BOTH TEAMS ARE OFF THE COURT — UW and WSU finished with warm-ups. About 10 minutes until player introductions.
BELMONT WINS — The Bruins defeated Portland State 74-67. No stats yet.
REFS — Tournament organizers are using west coast officials who commonly work Pac-10 games. Not sure just yet who the refs are for the UW-Wright State game.
TONIGHT’S BROADCAST — FSN has the telecast. Brad Adams and Francis Williams have the call and Jen Mueller is working the sideline.
PORTLAND STATE VS. BELMONT — We’re starting the game thread a little early tonight and will comment a bit on today’s first game: Portland State and Belmont. Belmont, Washington’s opponent Saturday, has controlled most of the game. The Bruins have size and they’re captilizing on mistakes by the Vikings. With 7:14 left, Belmont leads 65-56.

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