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Final Score: Evansville 70, Wright State 58
Dayton, OH (Sports Network) - Colt Ryan dropped in 21 points to go with seven rebounds as the Evansville Purple Aces defeated the Wright State Raiders, 70-58, in a BracketBusters affair at the Nutter Center.
D.J. Balentine had 18 points and Lewis Jones tacked on 10 for Evansville (16-13) which had lost four of its previous five games.
J.T. Yoho tallied a 20-point, 11-rebound double-double, Jerran Young chipped in 11 points and Kendall Griffin added 10 points for Wright State (18-10) which had won four of five.
By shooting 53.6 percent from the field and holding Wright State to just 30.3 percent, Evansville went into halftime leading 39-28.
After the break the Purple Aces hit 46.4 percent from the floor, while limiting the Raiders to just nine field goals, to coast to victory.
Evansville outscored Wright State, 32-18, in the paint and had a 37-31 edge in rebounds.
02/23 16:53:26 ET
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