WSU women to host NIT opener


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Raiders sophomore Mackenzie Taylor dribbles down court during a win over Fort Wayne earlier this season. Wright State will host a Women’s NIT tournament game on Thursday against Central Michigan.


WSU All-Time Division I Postseason Results

2011 Women’s Basketball Invitational

at Wright State 82, Buffalo 79

Manhattan 75, at Wright State 73

2012 Women’s Basketball Invitational

Wright State 73, at SIU Edwardsville 64

at Seattle 82, Wright State 65

2014 NCAA Tournament

at No. 10/11 Kentucky 106, Wright State 60

2015 Women’s NIT

at Toledo 72, Wright State 64

2016 Women’s NIT

at Michigan 81, Wright State 53

FAIRBORN — The Wright State women’s basketball team will host Central Michigan in the first round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament, with tip-off set for 7 p.m. Thursday March 16 at the Nutter Center.

The Raiders (24-8), who earned the Horizon League’s automatic berth to the WNIT, will be making their sixth postseason appearance in the last seven years. WSU, who participated in the Women’s Basketball Invitational in 2011 and 2012 and made its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division I Tournament in 2014 against Kentucky, will be a part of the WNIT for the third consecutive year. Wright State traveled to Toledo in 2015 and was at Michigan last season.

The game will be the third postseason contest hosted by WSU in program history, with the previous two coming during the 2011 Women’s Basketball Invitational against Buffalo and Manhattan.

Central Michigan (23-8) and Wright State have met three previous times, with the Chippewas holding a 2-1 series lead, including a 65-60 decision over the Raiders in the last meeting on Dec. 20, 2011, as part of the Wright State Invitational, presented by Holiday Inn.

The two teams have five common opponents this season in Oakland, Illinois Chicago (UIC), Kent State, Illinois and Miami. Wright State went 6-2 against those opponents (3-0 UIC, 2-0 Oakland, 1-0 Miami, 0-1 Illinois, 0-1 Kent State) while Central Michigan was 5-0 (1-0 Illinois, 1-0 Kent State, 1-0 Miami, 1-0 Oakland, 1-0 UIC).

The winner faces the Michigan-Kent State winner in the second round on a date to be determined between March 18-21.

Raiders sophomore Mackenzie Taylor dribbles down court during a win over Fort Wayne earlier this season. Wright State will host a Women’s NIT tournament game on Thursday against Central Michigan.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2017/03/web1_MackenzieTaylor.jpgRaiders sophomore Mackenzie Taylor dribbles down court during a win over Fort Wayne earlier this season. Wright State will host a Women’s NIT tournament game on Thursday against Central Michigan.

Greene County News

WSU All-Time Division I Postseason Results

2011 Women’s Basketball Invitational

at Wright State 82, Buffalo 79

Manhattan 75, at Wright State 73

2012 Women’s Basketball Invitational

Wright State 73, at SIU Edwardsville 64

at Seattle 82, Wright State 65

2014 NCAA Tournament

at No. 10/11 Kentucky 106, Wright State 60

2015 Women’s NIT

at Toledo 72, Wright State 64

2016 Women’s NIT

at Michigan 81, Wright State 53

Story provided by WSU Athletic Communications. (WSURaiders.com)

Story provided by WSU Athletic Communications. (WSURaiders.com)