The Wright State men's basketball team scored 50 points in the first half and never looked back in a dominating 83-33 victory over Manchester Monday night at WSU's Nutter Center as part of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic.
WSU jumped out to a 19-4 lead just over five minutes into the contest and gradually built on the advantage from there, going up 50-17 at the break thanks to 56 percent field goal shooting and hitting 11 of 14 foul shots while the Spartans shot 28 percent from the floor, missed all 11 of their three-point attempts, and made just three of four free throws.
The Raiders eventually led by as much as 82-24 with 5:16 remaining before Manchester closed the game with a 9-1 run.
Wright State shot 53 percent for the game and was 17 of 22 at the foul line while the Spartans shot 25 percent and were five of seven at the stripe. The Raiders forced 25 turnovers while committing 12, resulting in a 39-9 differential in points off of turnovers. WSU also led 48-18 in points in the paint and 18-0 in fast-break points.
Four Raiders finished in double figures as Jerran Young had 14 off the bench and Miles Dixon, Matt Vest and Cole Darling had 10 each. All 12 Wright State players that saw playing time scored.
Silas Sims paced Manchester (0-3) with 12 ponits.
Wright State (2-2) wraps play in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic this weekend with a pair of games in Mobile, Alabama, taking on Houston Baptist on Friday, November 22, at 5:00 Eastern time and host South Alabama on Saturday, November 23, at 2:00 Dayton time.