Dayton, OH (Sports Network) - Miles Dixon scored 14 points off the bench as he
helped the Wright State Raiders slip by the Richmond Spiders, 57-51, in the
quarterfinals of the College Basketball Invitational Tournament at the Nutter
Also scoring in double figures for the Raiders (23-12) was Jerran Young who
tallied 13 points and pulled down a game-high seven rebounds.
The Spiders (19-15) were led by Greg Robbins, the only player in double
figures for the visitors, with 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting from the floor.
A back-and-forth battle the entire night, Wright State converted 52.4 percent
from the floor in the first half, but made only 1-of-6 beyond the arc and
failed to make a single trip to the free-throw line in the period, en route to
a 26-23 deficit at the break.
In the second half Richmond converted a total of only eight field goals, while
the hosts made good on nine baskets and also knocked down 14-of-18 at the
free-throw line heading for the six-point victory.
In a game that featured 15 ties and 16 lead changes, the Spiders turned the
ball over 16 times and shot just 4-of-18 behind the 3-point line.
With the victory Wright State now heads to the semifinals of the tournament on
Wednesday against an opponent to be determined.
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