No one asked Wright State coach Billy Donlon for his preseason prediction three months ago when the Raiders were picked to finish last in the Horizon League.
“I would have said you put everyone up there in the one slot, because that’s how good it is,” Donlon said. “The Horizon League’s RPI is 12th. When we had Butler, we were 12th. We don’t have Butler, and we’re 12th. It’s an unbelievable league. I have a lot of respect for Butler, but let’s get on board with our league. It’s still as good as it’s ever been.”
Two days into the conference schedule, the Raiders are helping prove that true. They didn’t look like a last-place team Thursday night in their first Horizon League game of the season. They looked like a contender, beating Green Bay 64-53 at the Nutter Center.
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