The Wright State men's basketball team could not overcome a 57 percent shooting performance by Georgetown in the first half as the Hoyas went on to an 88-70 win Wednesday night at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC.
A JT Yoho three tied the game at 5-5 two minutes in, only to see Georgetown retake the lead for good with a 14-2 run. The margin eventually grew to 42-19 on a Markel Starks three before the Raiders outscored the Hoyas 12-8 over the final 4:46 to make it 50-31 at the break.
Georgetown hit 17 of 30 shots in the opening 20 minutes, including eight of 13 from three-point range, and was a perfect eight-for-eight at the foul line while Wright State shot 41 percent from the field overall, three of 11 from behind the arc, and was four-for-four at the line.
The lead seesawed between 15 and 25 in the second half as the Hoyas shot 50 percent overall for the game, were 10 of 22 from three, and 22 of 34 at the foul line. The Raiders, meanwhile, shot 39 percent altogether, were seven of 23 from three and made 19 of 22 free throws. Georgetown led 32-24 in points in the paint and 16-4 in second-chance points while WSU had a 25-20 edge in points off of turnovers.
Kendall Griffin paced the Raiders with 15 points while Yoho and Miles Dixon each had 14. Matt Vest added eight points and seven rebounds and Reggie Arceneaux had eight points off the bench.
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera led Georgetown (1-1) with 25 points while Starks had 23.
Wright State (1-1) faces another Big East team on the road on Saturday as the Raiders take on the DePaul Blue Demons at 2:00 Eastern.