YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Malachi Smith and Bill Wampler scored 17 each on Thursday night to help Wright State beat Youngstown State 80-74.
The Raiders (9-10, 3-3 Horizon League) pulled away to a 76-69 lead with six straight points capped by Cole Gentry's pair of free throws with 1:19 left. The Penguins (6-14, 2-5) cut the deficit to four but got no closer.
Wright State trailed 45-38 at halftime and Youngstown State took its largest lead of the game early in the second half at 48-40. The Raiders erased the gap with a 12-2 run and neither team led by more than four until the final three minutes.
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Jim Calhoun, responding to allegations of sexual discrimination by a former associate AD at the University of Saint Joseph, told the Hartford Courant in a statement Saturday that he "at no time, knowingly treated any woman unfairly because of her gender."
Blue and White fill Rupp Arena for Big Blue Madness
Giving their fans a sneak peek in what to expect this upcoming season, the Wildcats hit the hardcourt for their annual event.
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The rookies in charge will get a lot of the preseason attention, but it's the second season that could make or break the tenure of these coaches.