CLEVELAND -- Loudon Love put Wright State ahead for good with a pair of free throws less than a minute into overtime and the Raiders walked away to an 81-74 victory at Cleveland State on Saturday. The win was No. 500 for coach Scott Nagy.
Bill Wampler scored 23 points and Love added 22 for Wright State (24-6, 14-3 Horizon League), which has been receiving a (single) vote in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll for the first time in program history.
Torrey Patton led Cleveland State (10-19, 6-10) with 21 points and 11 rebounds, Hugo Ferreira added 14 points and Algevon Eichelberger 13 with nine boards. Patton's 3-pointer with four seconds left in regulation tied the score at 66-66, forcing the OT.
Wright State holds a one-game lead over Northern Kentucky with two games remaining -- including a matchup against the Norse next Friday night to end the regular season. Cleveland St. matches up against Milwaukee on the road on Thursday.
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