There will be a lot of Raider action on the schedule this week, however, most of it will be on the road.
Men’s Basketball: The men’s basketball team hits the road this week to play at Milwaukee Thursday at 8 pm and at Green Bay Saturday at 7 pm on ESPN2. Thursday’s game will air on the Horizon League Network (HLN).
Wright State is coming off a heart-breaking 68-67 loss at Youngstown State after defeating Milwaukee 73-57 at home last week. Against the Panthers, Jerran Young led the Raiders with 19 points while AJ Pacher finished with a team-high 15 points against the Penguins. Pacher leads the Raiders at 10.7 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game.
WSU is currently 13-10, 5-3 and won last year in Milwaukee 64-49. Young and Cole Darling each had 18 points in that game. This year’s game will be played at the Klotsche Center on campus. The Panthers hold a record of 13-9, 3-5 and most recently lost to Detroit at home 73-54. League-leading Green Bay holds a record of 17-3, 7-0 and plays at Valparaiso Wednesday night.
Woodman Fricker's will be the site of the Billy Donlon Show Monday night at 6 pm. The show can be seen live the HLN.
Women’s Basketball: After coming off a 69-64 win at Milwaukee and a 69-67 loss at Green Bay, the women’s team hits the road again this week for a game at UIC Saturday night at 8 pm.
The Raiders are 15-6, 4-2. Kim Demmings leads the team in scoring at 21.1 points per game, followed by Ivory James at 17.3 and Tay’ler Mingo at 13.4. Tayler Stanton leads WSU in rebounding at 8.8 per game while Demmings has averaged 6.6.
UIC and the Raiders are tied for second place at 4-2 while the Flames are currently 15-4 and play at Milwaukee Wednesday night. The teams split the pair of games last year as each team won at home.
Woodman Fricker's will be the site for the Mike Bradbury Show Monday night at 5:30 pm.
Swimming & Diving: The WSU swimming & diving team will host Xavier Friday at 5 pm at the WSU Natatorium in the Student Union.
It will be Senior Day for the Raiders for four student-athletes: Sean Carroo, Tony Ventosa, Nicole Ronfeldt and Melissa Woody.
For the women, Kortney Mullen leads the team in six events: 200, 500, 1000 and 1650 free and the 100 and 200 back. Samantha Miller has the best times in the 500 and 100 free while Kayla Fearrin has the best times in the 100 and 200 breast and 200 and 400 IM.
On the men’s side, Kile Aukerman has top times in the 200 and 400 IM; Steffan Listerman in the 100 and 200 back; Csongor Bajnoczki in the 100 and 200 breast and Matt Dassow in 500 and 1650 free.
The men’s squad is currently 8-3 and the women are 4-8. Xavier won last year’s meet in Cincinnati.
Track: The track team is back in action this weekend at the Penn State National on Friday and Saturday.
Wright State finished third at the Greyhound Classic Saturday, held the Athletic Recreation Center at the University of Indianapolis.
Courtney Ballard won the pole vault while Maria Harrison set a school record by finishing second in the shot put and was also fourth in the weight throw. Bethany York placed third in the high jump, Kalynn Daniels fourth in the high jump, Sarah-Ann Blount fifth in the 60 meter dash and Natassia Roberts fifth in the shot put.
Tennis: The men’s tennis team started the spring campaign with a 4-1 win over SIU Edwardsville Saturday and will host IUPUI at 3:30 and Ohio Dominican at 8 on Saturday at the South Regency Tennis Center. The women’s team is currently 1-2 and will host Abilene Christian at 11 am at South Regency before playing at Miami in Oxford at 6 pm.
Softball Monte Carlo: The Wright State softball team will host a Monte Carlo/Hold'Em Night on Saturday, February 1, at the Nutter Center's C.J. McLin Gymnasium from 6:00 - 10:30 pm.
Along with games, the evening will include raffles and door prizes. The event also features a fantastic silent auction with items that include concert tickets, WSU apparel and sports memorabilia. Fans can also watch the Wright State men's basketball game at Green Bay that evening at 7:00.
Admission is $30 at the door, but presale tickets can be purchased from any WSU softball player or at the front desk of the athletics department, which is located on the third floor of the Nutter Center, for $25. Kids 12 and under can get in for $15. The price includes all food and drinks and a door prize raffle ticket.
For more information about the event or the Texas Hold'Em tournament, contact assistant coach DJ DeLong at 937-775-2865 or email@example.com.