Foster scores 33 points as Santa Clara beats Wright State 81-69 to advance to CBI finals

Kevin Foster scored 33 points to lead Santa Clara to an 81-69 victory over Wright State on Wednesday night in the College Basketball Invitational semifinals.

Foster scored 21 points in the second half to help Santa Clara (24-11) advance to the best-of-three championship series against George Mason, a 62-52 winner over Western Michigan earlier in the evening.

The Broncos opened the half with a 19-4 run to take a 53-42 lead with 13 minutes left. Wright State closed to 60-53, but the Broncos responded with a 13-5 run.

The Broncos shot 53.1 percent in the second half and 48.4 percent for the game. Evan Roquemore added 16 points for the Broncos and scored the first seven points of the second half.

Wright State (23-13) shot 54.2 percent, but the Raiders were undone by 11 second-half turnovers. AJ Pacher led the Raiders with 17 points and Jerran Young added 13.