Men’s basketball to play for Horizon League title, NCAA tournament automatic bid Tuesday

Women's team to open play in Horizon League Tournament Wednesday

Senior forward Cole Darling led Wright State with 21 points, including a perfect 10 for 10 at the free throw line against Cleveland State in the Horizon League semi-finals.

For the second year in a row, the Raiders will play for an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

The Wright State men’s basketball team (20–13) will face #5 seed Milwaukee, a 73-66 overtime winner over #1 seed Green Bay, in the Horizon League championship game on Tuesday, March 11, at 7 p.m. at the Wright State University Nutter Center.

The game will be televised live on ESPN with the winner punching their ticket to the “Dance”—the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

The Raiders advanced to the league finals after winning both of their Horizon League Tournament games last week.

Friday, the Raiders defeated Oakland 73–51 in the second round. Miles Dixon scored a season-high 20 points to lead the Raiders to victory. Wright State then beat Cleveland State 68-63 in the semifinals on Saturday. Cole Darling led Wright State with 21 points, including a perfect 10 for 10 at the free throw line.

The Raiders are 1–1 against the Milwaukee Panthers this season, having won the first meeting 73–57 at home before losing the second 68-64 on the road.

Point guard Kim Demmings

Wright State junior point guard Kim Demmings leads the Horizon League in scoring average with 22.8 points a game and was the second fastest-player in Wright State women's history to surpass the 1,000-point career.

Wright State women’s basketball (23–8, 12–4) opens Horizon League Tournament play on Wednesday, March 12, as the #2 seeded Raiders host #7 seed Milwaukee (8–21, 4–12) at 7 p.m. The Raiders are 2–0 against the Panthers this season.

The women’s basketball team finished the regular season by winning both of its games last week. On Wednesday, the Raiders defeated Youngstown State 85–70 to clinch the #2 seed in this week’s Horizon League Tournament. Four Wright State starters scored in double figures as Kim Demmings had 22 points, eight rebounds and six steals.

Saturday on senior night, Wright State beat Valparaiso 101–80. KC Elkins finished with 37 points, including a school-record 10 threes on 14 attempts. Elkins also had four assists and four steals. The 37 points are the most by a Horizon League player in a game this season.

Tickets for Horizon League Tournament games are on sale now to the general public through Ticket holders for the men’s game can also use their ticket to go to the women’s game for free.

Season-ticket holders received an email from Wright State Athletics Sunday morning on how to claim their seats via MY WSU AccountManager.

Tickets will be sold starting Monday at the Nutter Center Box Office and through

Tickets are $13 and $10 for season ticket holders and $10 for groups of 20 or more.

Wright State students will each receive one free ticket at Gate 9 under the normal ticket distribution prior to the game.

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