Mitchell scores 21 points, Wright State holds on 57-56
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Justin Mitchell scored 21 points including a basket with 56 seconds left to lead Wright State to a 57-56 victory over Fairfield on Sunday, the final day of the Wright State Tournament.
The Raiders (4-3) won their fourth straight game and swept their three tournament opponents.
Wright State had a 14-point lead with 13 minutes left but was outscored 20-8 over the next 10 minutes with Jesus Cruz scoring eight points and Ferron Flavors Jr. six.
Mitchell then made a left-handed floater for the Raiders’ first field goal in 8½ minutes. Flavors cut the lead to one with a 3-pointer with seven seconds left and Wright State turned the ball over when it couldn’t inbound. But Cruz couldn’t get a good look in the key and he passed to Flavors, whose hurried jump shot went off the rim.
Loudon Love had 12 points and 13 rebounds for Wright State.
Cruz scored 15 points and Flavors 14 for the Stags (3-3).