Wright State’s Bill Wampler against IUPUI on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at the Nutter Center. Joseph Craven/CONTRIBUTED

Wright State blows out Northern Kentucky

The game was never close after the opening few possessions as the first-place Raiders — who shot 61 percent while improving to 18-4 overall and 8-1 in the league — built a two-game lead at the midway point in the conference race.

Love has eight double-doubles in the 17 games he’s played. Bill Wampler had 19 points, Jaylon Hall 15, Trey Calvin 12 and Cole Gentry 11.

Wright State stormed to a 61-32 lead on a Gentry jumper with 15:49 left. NKU was never able to get it under 20 after that.

The Raiders turned a 12-7 lead with 15:57 to go in the first half into a 29-12 bulge on a three-point play by Wampler at 8:41.

They led by as many as 22 in the first half and shot 60 percent, while the Norse (14-7, 6-3) shot 31.4 percent and 39.4 for the game.

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