Georgia State (4-2) pulled away with a 19-7 stretch to start the second half, making nine of its first 10 field-goal attempts to lead 43-27 on T.J. Shipes layup with 11:15 left.
Wright State (3-5) got within 51-44 on Justin Mitchell's free throws with 2:53 left. The Panthers made all six free throws from there and the Raiders would get no closer.
JT Yoho was 3 of 6 from 3-point range with 15 points to lead Wright State, which shot 9 of 21 from distance. Georgia State shot 52.4 percent from the field, attempting only eight 3-pointers.
The Panthers took the lead for good with a 5-0 run on Thomas's 3-pointer and Crider's dunk to close the first half up 24-20.