DAYTON, Ohio -- Cole Darling scored a career-high 29 points on 10-of-13 shooting to lead Wright State past Morehead State 66-57 Saturday in nonconference play.
Matt Vest finished with 10 points for Wright State (5-2).
Wright State built a double-digit first-half lead with a 14-4 run to open the game. Darling scored the first seven points for the Raiders and 22 first-half points to help Wright State lead at halftime 37-27.
Morehead State got within six points, 61-55 with 1:16 left to play, but that was the closest the Eagles would get.
Wright State shot 60 percent (9 of 15) in the second half, compared to Morehead State's (4-4) 45.8 percent (11 of 24), to propel the Raiders to the victory.
Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr., who averaged 15.8 points in 13 games before being injured last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft.
Isaiah Briscoe has decided to withdraw from the NBA draft and will return to Kentucky for his sophomore season. Marcus Lee intends to transfer.
The Big 12/SEC Challenge will again feature Kansas and Kentucky, this time at Rupp Arena. That's not the only exciting matchup in next season's midseason conference showdown.
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