Wright State’s Bill Wampler during a game earlier this season. Wampler scored a team-high xx points Saturday night against 17th-ranked Mississippi State. Joseph Craven/CONTRIBUTED

Wright State edged by 17th-ranked Mississippi State

Wright State took 17th-ranked Mississippi State down to the wire Saturday night.

The Raiders were within a bucket in the final minute before the Bulldogs pulled out a 67-63 win at the Mississippi Coliseum.

Bill Wampler scored 19 points to lead Wright State (6-7). MSU improved to 11-1.

Wampler hit 1 of 2 free throws with 58 seconds left to cut the Bulldogs’ lead to 62-60. MSU hit 5 of 6 free throws down the stretch before Wright State’s Cole Gentry hit a late 3 for the final margin.

Wright State opens Horizon League play Friday night vs. UIC at the Nutter Center.