Benzinger leads Wright State over Georgia Tech 85-81

ATLANTA (AP) — Grant Benzinger scored 14 of his 22 points in the second half as Wright State rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit to win 85-81 at Georgia Tech on Friday night.

The Raiders trailed 40-31 at halftime after Tech shot 57.1 percent, but the visitors uncorked a 35-15 run to start the second half in what looked like a different game.

Wright State entered the contest shooting 30.8 percent from beyond the arc, and made just 3-of-11 in the first half, yet hit its first three 3-pointers of the second, and 6-of-9 overall , including Cole Gentry’s shot for a 55-53 lead with 12:04 left.

The Raiders stretched the lead to 66-55 on three free throws by Benzinger with 9:15 remaining.

Tech rallied to take a 77-75 lead on a layup by Ben Lammers with 2:32 left, but Benzinger’s third 3-pointer, with 2:12 to go, gave the Raiders a 78-77 lead that they held. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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