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Wright State stays unbeaten at home with 58-53 win over UIC


Down
53-49 with 4:43 remaining, the Wright State men's basketball team
closed out the game with a 9-0 run to defeat UIC 58-53 in Horizon League
action at WSU's Nutter Center
Sunday night.

The
Flames scored the first five points of the contest and led throughout
much of the first half until WSU went in front for the first time at
23-22 on two AJ Pacher free
throws at the 4:16 mark.  Another Pacher foul shot made it 24-22 before
UIC regained the advantage with five straight points en route to a 27-26
halftime edge.

UIC
shot 39 percent from the field, including three of six from behind the
arc, in the opening 20 minutes while the Raiders shot 28 percent, but
Wright State was 10 of 12
at the foul line compared to six of 12 for the Flames.

The
Flames extended the lead to 34-28 early in the second half, only to see
WSU go back in front 40-39 on a Pacher layup with 11:38 to play. 
Neither team then had more than
a three-point advantage until two Kelsey Barlow free throws made it
53-49 at the 4:43 mark.

It
was all Raiders from there, however, as Reggie Arceneaux connected on a
three to draw Wright State to within one  and Pacher followed with a
basket to put WSU up 54-53
with 2:42 to go.

After
a missed shot and turnover on UIC's next possession, the Raiders came
away empty twice, but a pair of offensive rebounds by Miles Dixon and
Cole Darling set the stage
for Arceneaux, who hit two foul shots at the 14.4-second mark to make it
a three-point game.

The
Flames had a chance to tie it, but Hayden Humes missed a three-attempt
from the the top of the circle and Jerran Young hit a pair of free
throws with 0.8 seconds left
to seal the WSU victory.

Both
teams struggled from the field as UIC finished at 36 percent and Wright
State at 34 percent, but the difference came at the foul line as the
Raiders were 22 of 25, 12
of 13 in the second half, compared to 14 of 22 for the Flames.

Pacher, who was 11 of 13 at the stripe, led WSU with 17 points while Young had 13 off the bench and Arceneaux added 10.
Barlow paced UIC (5-12, 0-3 Horizon) with 19 points while Marc Brown had 14 points and Jordan Harks had 11 rebounds.
Wright State (11-8, 3-1 Horizon) hosts Green Bay in a key league matchup on Friday at 7:00.  The game will televised on ESPNU.
Wright State stays unbeaten at home with 58-53 win over UIC

Sunday, January 12 2014, 11:10 PM EST

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