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Wright State advances in NCAA Tournament to take on Arizona Wildcats

Mar 16, 2022, 6:25 PM | Updated: 6:29 pm

Trey Calvin #1 of the Wright State Raiders looks for an open teammate as Tyler Brelsford #4 of the ...

Trey Calvin #1 of the Wright State Raiders looks for an open teammate as Tyler Brelsford #4 of the Bryant University Bulldogs defends in the second half of the game during the First Four game of the 2022 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at UD Arena on March 16, 2022 in Dayton, Ohio. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

(Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

DAYTON, Ohio — Tanner Holden had 37 points and 11 rebounds and Wright State beat Bryant 93-82 on Wednesday night for its first NCAA Tournament victory.

Playing inside the University of Dayton Arena just 12 miles from its home court, Wright State (22-13) advanced to play top-seeded Arizona in San Diego on Friday in the West Region.

Holden was 11 of 15 from the field. Tyler Calvin added 21 points, and Grant Basile had 14.

Peter Kiss, the NCAA’s leading scorer, led Bryant (22-10) with 28 points.

The Raiders led 44-42 at halftime behind 20 points from Holden.

Both teams were seeded 16th.

BIG PICTURE

Bryant: The Bulldogs shot a season-low 16.7% from 3-point range, going 1 for 13 in the second half.

Wright State: The Raiders had 44 rebounds, their second-most of the season. They have 13 offensive rebounds.

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