Women’s basketball team wins first outright Horizon League regular season title

Both the women's and men's teams secure the top seed in the Horizon League tournament

The Wright State women’s basketball team earned the No. 1 seed in the Horizon League tournament after its first regular season title. (Photo by Jose Juarez)

The Wright State women’s basketball team claimed its first outright regular season title in the Horizon League with a 73–64 win against Oakland on March 2.

The Raiders are the top overall seed in the 2019 Little Caesars Horizon League Basketball Championship and will host eighth-seeded Oakland on Tuesday, March 5, at 5:30 p.m. at the Wright State Nutter Center. The tournament begins March 5–6 at the top seeds’ home arenas and will culminate with the semifinal and championship games on March 11–12 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

View the women’s tournament bracket.

Wright State finished the regular season 24–6 overall and 16–2 in the Horizon League, a school record for league wins.

Senior guard Symone Simmons became the first player in Wright State history, male or female, to amass over 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. She is the 22nd player in university history to score at least 1,000 points and the first ever to reach 1,000 career rebounds.

Men’s basketball team earns No. 1 seed in Horizon League tournament

The Wright State men’s basketball team and Northern Kentucky claimed a share of the Horizon League regular season title. It’s the Raiders’ first regular season title since the 2006-07 season.

The Raiders are now 19–12 overall and 13–5 in the Horizon League.

The Raiders earned the No. 1 seed in the league tournament and will host eighth-seeded IUPUI March 5 at 8 p.m. in the Wright State Nutter Center.

View the men’s tournament bracket.

Tickets — valid for both the women’s and men’s games — are $5 and $10. Buy tickets online or call 937-775-4934 for more information.

Wright State employees can receive up to four free tickets valid for both games. Employees should check their Wright State email for ordering information. Wright State students can receive one free ticket.

Parking in lots 1 and 2 will be open to all fans and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Details on the Horizon League tournament are available at horizonleague.org.

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