Allen Roberts tallied a team-best 16 points, while Jon Harris added 10 points and six rebounds. Wright State also had a pair of double-figure scorers -- Miles Dixon with 21 and Jerran Young with 19.
The teams played a sloppy first half with more combined turnovers (17) than made field goals (16), resulting in a 21-21 deadlock. Miami shot 34.8 percent from the field (8-23), while limiting Wright State to 28.6 percent (8-23).
The Raiders (8-3) tallied the first four points of the second half to take a lead it would never relinquish. Miami (3-6) closed to within 30-29 after Will Sullivan hit a pair of free throws and Josh Sewell made a layup at the 12:42 mark, but Dixon scored the Raiders' next eight points during a 14-5 run that pushed the lead to double figures for the first time, 44-34 with six minutes to play.
After the teams traded baskets, Roberts converted a four-point play to cut the gap to six and Harris answered two free throws with his only three of the game pull the RedHawks to 48-43.
Wright State pushed the lead back to nine, 53-44, before a final Miami surge. Seven straight points closed the gap to two before a bizzarre series of fouls. Rollins was hit with technical and personal fouls during a loose-ball scramble with 1:11 to play, allowing the Raiders to convert three of the four resulting free throws for a 58-53 lead. The Raiders added six of 10 more attempts from the charity stripe over the remaining time to pull away.
The Raiders scored the first four points of the game before the RedHawks answered with five in a row for their first lead. Seven straight points by Wright State made the score 11-5 with 11:55 left in the first half. After back-to-back layups by Drew McGhee and Roberts, WSU used a 7-2 run to open its biggest lead of the game at 18-11.
But Miami stormed back, tallying five straight points to start a 10-1 run that ended with a Harris' three-pointer that gave the RedHawks a 21-19 lead.
The Raiders used a late layup to forge the tie at intermission.
Miami concludes its pre-Holiday slate on Saturday when it hosts Illinois-Chicago at 1:30 at Millett Hall.