CLEVELAND (AP) — Loudon Love put Wright State ahead for good with a pair of free throws less than a minute into overtime and the Raiders walked away to an 81-74 victory at Cleveland State on Saturday. The win was No. 500 for coach Scott Nagy.
Bill Wampler scored 23 points and Love added 22 for Wright State (24-6, 14-3 Horizon League), which has been receiving a (single) vote in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll for the first time in program history.
Cole Gentry added 16 points and Tanner Holden 12 for the Raiders. who shot 52% for the game (28-for-54) and made 20 of 30 free throws with seven steals and 11 assists.
Torrey Patton led Cleveland State (10-19, 6-10) with 21 points and 11 rebounds, Hugo Ferreira added 14 points and Algevon Eichelberger 13 with nine boards. Patton’s 3-pointer with four seconds left in regulation tied the score at 66-66, forcing the OT.
Wright State holds a one-game lead over Northern Kentucky with two games remaining – including a matchup against the Norse next Friday night to end the regular season. Cleveland St. matches up against Milwaukee on the road on Thursday.
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