Wright St. 61, Butler 57
DAYTON, Ohio (AP)—DaShaun Wood scored 17 points and Jaron Taylor made two key free throws to help Wright State defeat Butler 61-57 in the first round of the Horizon League tournament on Tuesday.
Zakee Boyd made four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points for the Raiders (15-14), who will play Detroit in the second round on Friday. Wright State outrebounded Butler 39-26.
Brandon Polk had 24 points and nine rebounds for the Bulldogs (13-15), who had a three-game winning streak snapped. A. J. Graves added 17 points.
Polk converted a three-point play to get Butler within 44-42 with 8:56 remaining but the Raiders went on a 13-5 run. Boyd started and ended the surge with 3-pointers.
Taylor made two free throws with 5 seconds left after the Bulldogs pulled within two on a 3-pointer by Graves.
The Raiders struggled early, shooting 36 percent from the field in the first half which the teams finished tied at 23.
Wright State shot 60 percent in the second half to finish at 47 percent for the game. Butler finished at 44 percent.