Miaohio 59
Wrightst 21 46 67
Date of game: 12/19/2012

Recap: Wright State vs. Miami-Ohio

Dayton, OH (Sports Network) - Miles Dixon tallied a game-high 21 points off the bench to guide the Wright State Raiders to a 67-59 victory over the Miami- Ohio RedHawks in a non-conference bout at the Nutter Center.

Jerran Young added 19 points and six rebounds for Wright State (8-3) as it earned its third consecutive win. Tavares Sledge grabbed a game-high total of nine rebounds.

Miami (3-6) lost its fourth in a row despite a 16-point performance by Allen Roberts. Jon Harris chipped in 10 points as he and Quinten Rollins pulled down six boards each.

Both teams got off to a slow start. After trailing by seven points, the RedHawks closed the opening half on a 10-3 run to send the game into halftime knotted up at 21. Wright State converted just 28.6 percent of its field goal attempts while the visitors shot 34.8 percent from the floor before the break.

Matt Vest made a layup in the opening minute of the second period to put the Raiders back on top and they managed to stay in front the rest of the way. Wright Stated scored 20 points off of turnovers and drained 27-of-33 attempts at the charity stripe in the second half. Miami fell behind despite knocking down 50 percent of its field goal tries in the final 20 minutes.

Wright State enjoyed a 42-27 advantage in the rebounding battle and received 45 points from its reserves. Miami went 11-of-21 at the free throw line in the contest.

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