Wright State fends off Milwaukee rally to win 84-83
FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) JT Yoho scored 29 points and Joe Thomasson's free throw with three seconds left lifted Wright State past Milwaukee 84-83 Thursday night.
Milwaukee's Matt Tiby made both free throws with five seconds left to tie the game at 83 before Thomasson converted one of two free throws.
Mark Hughes hit a 3-pointer with 10:47 to play gave the Raiders a 67-54 lead, before Milwaukee proceeded to outscore Wright State 29-16 to tie it. Akeem Springs, Austin Arians and Jordan Johnson scored 22 of the Panthers 29 points during that stretch. Springs finished with 21 points, Arians had 18 and Johnson added 16.
Wright State (14-10, 8-3 Horizon) led 52-42 at the half after it built a 35-15 lead with 8:55 left before the break.
Thomasson finished with 15 points and Mark Alstork added 14 for the Raiders. Wright State shot 28 for 50 from the field (56 percent) and 11 for 19 (58 percent) from beyond 3.