For the second straight year, the Wright State men’s basketball team will play in a post-season tournament as the Raiders will play at East Carolina in the first round of the CollegeInsiders.com Tournament (CIT) Tuesday, March 18, at 7 pm. WSU advanced to the semi-finals of the CBI last year.
This will be the Raiders’ fourth appearance overall in a NCAA Division I tournament since moving up starting with the 1987-88 season. Wright State previously played in the 1993 and 2007 NCAA Tournaments. This will be the first matchup ever between the two schools.
"We are excited about the opportunity to continue to play this season," WSU head coach Billy Donlon said. "Our seniors really wanted to keep wearing the Wright State uniform. They realize just how special it is to be a Raider. We want to thank President Hopkins, Dr. Abrahamowicz and Bob Grant for allowing us to continue to play."
Second-round CIT games will be played March 21-22, quarterfinal games March 25-27 with the semifinal games on April 1 and the championship game to follow on April 3. Semifinal contests and the title tilt will be televised by CBS Sports Network. All games will be played on-campus sites.
The Pirates finished the regular season with an overall record of 17-16 and assured themselves consecutive non-losing seasons for the first time since recording four-straight winning seasons from 1993-97. ECU defeated UTSA in the first round of the 2014 Conference USA Championship and then fell to tournament host UTEP in round two.
Wright State compiled a 20-14 overall record and finished third in the Horizon League with a record of 10-6. The Raiders are coming off a 69-63 loss in the league championship game Tuesday night.
2014 FIELD ANNOUNCED
Monday, March 17
Holy Cross (19-13) @ Brown (15-13)
Tuesday, March 18
VMI (19-12) @ Canisius (20-12)
Wright State (20-14) @ East Carolina (17-16)
Norfolk State (19-14) @ Eastern Michigan (21-14)
Chattanooga (18-14) @ ETSU (18-15)
Columbia (19-12) @ Valparaiso (18-15)
Alabama State (19-12) @ Sam Houston State (23-10)
Portland State (17-14) @ San Diego
Wednesday, March 19
Quinnipiac (20-11) @ Yale (15-13)
Towson (23-10) @ USC Upstate (19-14)
Cleveland State (21-11) @ Ohio (23-11)
Akron (21-12) @ IPFW (24-10)
Murray State (18-11) @ Missouri State (20-12)
North Dakota (17-16) @ Nebraska-Omaha (16-14)
Texas A&M Corpus Christi (17-15) @ Northern Colorado (18-13)
Pacific (15-15) @ Grand Canyon (15-14)