Wright State beats Wis.-Milwaukee 68-63
DAYTON, Ohio (AP)—Cory Cooperwood scored 16 points and N’Gai Evans poured in four of Wright State’s final seven points, leading the Raiders in a 68-63 win over Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Thursday night.
After Ja’Rob McCallum hit a 3-pointer to pull the Panthers even at 61-all, Evans hit two free throws to give Wright State a lead it wouldn’t relinquish. The foul shots sparked a 7-2 Raiders run in the game’s final 2:57.
Todd Brown added 15 points for Wright State (16-9, 9-5 Horizon League) and is the 12th all-time leading scorer in the conference with 1,390 career points. Evans chipped in 12.
The Panthers had a 35-24 rebounding advantage and led 13-8 in second-chance points, but the Raiders finished with a 19-8 edge in points off of turnovers as they forced 14 while committing only nine.
James Eayrs scored 20 points for the Panthers (13-12, 5-8), while McCallum had 17 off the bench.