DAYTON, Ohio -- Chris Wright scored 30 points to lead Dayton over Western Carolina 71-60 on Saturday night.
Wright, the Flyers' leading scorer with 12.3 per game, was 10 of 13 from the field and 10 of 12 from the free-throw line against the Catamounts (4-9).
Dayton (8-3), which outrebounds its opponents by a plus-6.1 margin, won the battle of the boards 41-30 against Western Carolina. The Flyers scored 34 points in the paint and 21 off of 14 turnovers.
After a 27-27 tie at halftime, Dayton shot 62.5 percent in the second half (15 of 24) while holding the Catamounts to 12-of-35 shooting (34.3 percent). The Flyers outscored Western Carolina 44-33 after halftime.
Chris Johnson finished with 15 points for Dayton.