East Tennessee State beats Western Carolina 83-76
It marks ETSU's 17th consecutive win over Western Carolina.
ETSU (10-5, 5-2 Southern Conference) scored seven straight points midway through the first half, including five from Riley, en route to a 37-26 lead at the break.
Western (8-10, 3-3) cut it to one with 9:31 left on Mike Brown's layup, but ETSU responded by scoring the next two baskets and a pair of free throws to push the lead back to six. Riley's 3-pointer with 6:43 left made it 64-58 and ETSU kept Western at arm's length down the stretch.