Wrightst 29 27 56
Miaohio 34 25 59
Date of game: 12/15/2013

Recap: Miami-Ohio vs. Wright State

Oxford, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Geovonie McKnight tallied 16 points as the Miami-Ohio RedHawks edged out the Wright State Raiders, 59-56, at Millett Hall.

McKnight shot 4-of-9 from the field and 8-of-11 from the free-throw line for the RedHawks (2-5). Reggie Johnson scored 13 points, and Will Felder added 12 points and nine rebounds.

AJ Pacher led the Raiders (5-7) with 15 points, shooting 7-of-8 from the floor. Jerran Young was the team's next-highest scorer with 10 points.

The RedHawks shot 57.1 percent from the floor to the Raiders' 39.1 percent in the first half of play, which was good enough for a 34-29 lead at halftime.

The second half saw the lead change eight times, as the Raiders climbed back in the game on the heels of 52.2 percent shooting performance from the floor. The RedHawks, shooting only 38.9 percent from the field in the half, shot 10- of-17 from the line, while their opponent only went 1-of-3 from the stripe. With 33 seconds left to play, Felder made two free throws to break a 55-55 tie, and put the RedHawks ahead for the last time.

Free throws accounted for a huge advantage for Miami-Ohio, as it sank 20-of-31 to Wright State's 7-of-9. The RedHawks also outscored the Raiders 19-13 in points off turnovers in the tight game.

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