The Wright State men's basketball team shot 68 percent in the second half and held Milwaukee to 32 percent for the game as the Raiders rolled to a 70-46 Horizon League over the Panthers Sunday afternoon at WSU's Nutter Center.
Down 7-5 early, the Raiders responded with a 13-1 run, eight by Cole Darling, to go 18-8 with 7:32 remaining in the first half. The margin was still 10 until a last-second three from Milwaukee's Kaylon Williams made it 29-22 at the half.
WSU shot 45 percent from the field in the first half and was nine of 10 at the foul line while the Panthers shot 26 percent and were just three of seven at the stripe.
A 12-1 burst to start the second half, the final five points coming on a layup and three from Vance Hall, extended the Raider lead to 41-23 with 15:11 to play. Milwaukee would get no closer than 16 the rest of the way.
Wright State hit 15 of 22 shots, including all five three-point attempts, in the second half to finish at 57 percent overall while the Panthers shot 41 percent the final 20 minutes to end up at 32 percent. WSU also made 15 of 17 foul shots compared to 12 of 21 for Milwaukee.
Darling led the way for the Raiders with a career-high 21 points off the bench, bettering the 13 he scored at Miami on December 10 of this season and against Cleveland State last February 16. He also tied a career-best with nine rebounds.
Three other WSU players scored in double figures as Arceneaux had 14, Vance Hall tying a career-high with 13 (he scored 13 against Central Michigan on December 22) and Julius Mays had 12.
Meier and Shaquille Boga each had 10 points to pace Milwaukee (15-12, 8-7 Horizon).
Wright State (12-15, 7-8 Horizon) closes out the home portion of the regular-season schedule on Wednesday, February 15, as the Raiders host Detroit at 7:00. WSU's lone senior--Johann Mpondo--will be honored after the game.