Behind a combined 29 points from JT Yoho and Miles Dixon, the Wright State men's basketball team won its home opener Friday night, defeating North Carolina A&T 56-44 at WSU's Nutter Center.
The Raiders were on fire early, connecting on five three-pointers in the first 11 minutes in building a 24-12 advantage. The lead was still 12 before Austin Witter hit a three with 2:14 remaining to make it 29-20 at the half.
WSU shot 50 percent in the opening 20 minutes and was five of 14 from behind the arc while the Aggies shot just 29 percent.
North Carolina A&T drew to within five twice in the early stages of the second half, only to see Wright State put the game out of reach with a 17-8 run over a 10-minute span, six of those coming from Dixon and five by Yoho.
The Raiders shot 47 percent overall and outscored the Aggies 22-14 in the paint and 20-6 in points off of turnovers.
Yoho continued his strong start to his collegiate career as he led the way with 15 points. The freshman forward now has scored 46 points in his first three games. Dixon added 14 off the bench.
Witter had a near double-double of 10 points and nine rebounds for North Carolina A&T (1-2) while Adrian Powell also had 10.
Wright State, now 3-0 for the first time since starting 4-0 during the 2002-03 season, heads to Salt Lake City, Utah, next week for the Utah Thanksgiving Tournament. The Raiders will face Central Michigan on Wednesday, November 21, at 6:00 Eastern, Idaho State on Friday, November 23, at 9:45 Dayton time and host Utah on Saturday, November 24 at 9:30 Eastern.