Dayton, OH (Sports Network) - Kendall Griffin tallied 15 points to lift the
Wright State Raiders as they coasted past the Tulsa Golden Hurricane to a
72-52 victory in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational at the
Jerran Young added 14 points and eight rebounds for Wright State (22-12),
which will take on Richmond in the next round of the tourney. Miles Dixon
provided a spark off the bench with 12 points on 5-of-12 shooting from the
Scottie Haralson netted 13 points for Tulsa (17-16), which won the inaugural
CBI event in 2008. James Woodard chipped in 12 points and eight rebounds in
the final game of Danny Manning's first season at the helm of the program.
Although the Raiders shot just 38.5 percent from the floor in the opening 20
minutes, they still took a 32-23 lead into halftime by limiting the visitors
to 28 percent efficiency from the field. Tulsa sank just one of its six 3-
point attempts before the break.
The Golden Hurricane heated up to shoot 41.7 percent from the field in the
second half, but they also converted just 6-of-13 at the free-throw line.
Wright State pulled away by pouring in 55.2 percent of its field goal tries
after the intermission.
Wright State held a 39-34 edge in the rebounding battle and outscored Tulsa,
19-2, in points off turnovers.
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