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Wright State (1-0) at Eastern Illinois (0-1)

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DATE & TIME: Tuesday, November 13, 8 p.m. (et)

FACTS & STATS: Site: Lantz Arena (5,300) -- Charleston, Illinois. Television: None Home Record: Wright State 0-0, Eastern Illinois 0-0. Away Record: Wright State 1-0, Eastern Illinois 0-1. Neutral Record: Wright State 0-0, Eastern Illinois 0-0. Conference Record: Wright State 0-0, Eastern Illinois 0-0. Series Record: Eastern Illinois leads, 10-7.

GAME NOTES: For the first time since 1994 the Wright State Raiders will travel to Lantz Arena to play the Eastern Illinois Panthers.

The Raiders are coming off an 80-70 victory at Idaho. Four players scored in double-figures for Wright State in the win.

Eastern Illinois lost its season opener to Bradley, 76-53, as new head coach Jay Spoonhour's debut with the team was spoiled by a poor shooting performance. Lantz Arena has proved to be a safe haven for the Panthers over the years, with the team amassing a 38-8 mark in home openers. Last season however, the team struggled a bit on its home floor, finishing just 7-7 in Charleston.

The Panthers lead the all-time series 10-7 but the last time Wright State traveled to the Lantz Arena they emerged victorious for their lone win at the arena.

Despite a hot-shooting Idaho club in the second half, the Raiders were able to hold on for the 10-point win at home in the season-opener. Wright State took an 11-point lead into halftime, but the Vandals shot just under 60 percent from the floor after the break to keep pressure on Wright State. However, the Raiders shot .481 from the field in the second half to earn the win. WSU helped itself by committing just six turnovers in the game. Cole Darling led four Raiders in double figures with 18 points. J.T. Yoho poured in 17 off the bench, while AJ Pacher and Reggie Arceneaux each added 10.

Spoonhour is still searching for his first win with Eastern Illinois. In their opener the Panthers allowed Bradley to shoot 58 percent from the field, while they were held to a mediocre 35 percent. They had difficulty stopping the Braves in the paint, getting outscored 36-18 down low. Morris Woods had a strong debut off the bench, posting career-highs in points (14), rebounds (8) and assists (4). True freshman Alex Austin added 13 points in his collegiate debut, going 3-of-5 from three-point range. Despite a couple of seniors in the starting lineup, Eastern Illinois is a team with very little in terms of experience, as the starting fiveBC-AKS


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