DAYTON, Ohio (WKBN) – In a big 88-77 win for Youngstown State over Wright State, Penguins senior guard Dwayne Cohill dropped a career-high 43 points.
Cohill went 16 of 19 shooting from the field and a perfect 6 for 6 from three-point range en route to becoming the first 40-point scorer for YSU since 2017 and the fifth highest in the D-1 era for the Penguins.
Youngstown State trailed at halftime by four, then 30 of Cohill’s 43 points were apart of a 56-41 second half for the Penguins.
According to former ESPN researcher Jared Berson, Cohill is the first D-1 player on record to score 40 or more points while shooting 80% from the field, better than 5 for 5 from three and 100-percent from the free-throw line.
Malek Green added 15 points and nine rebounds for the Penguins, while senior Bryce McBride added 12 points off the bench.
Youngstown State improves to 6-3 on the season and 1-1 in Horizon League play.
The Penguins will next play at home against Westminster College at 7 p.m. Dec. 8.