The Wright State Athletics Department is in full swing with winter sports and spring sports in season and in action.
Men’s Basketball: The WSU men’s team is coming off a come from behind 72-71 win at Oakland and will host Detroit in a 10 pm ESPNU game Friday night.
Down by 10 points with 2:14 remaining, the Raiders hurried back to take the final lead on an AJ Pacher jumper with less than two second remaining. WSU is now 15-13, 7-6. Cole Darling added a team high 21 points at OU as Jerran Young finished with 11 points as Pacher had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Pacher leads the team overall is scoring at 10.1 points a game. Detroit is currently 12=15, 5-7 and beat WSU in early January in Detroit.
Monday night will be the second to last coach’s show of the year for Billy Donlon. It can be seen live on the Horizon League Network from the Woodman Fricker's at 6 pm.
Women’s Basketball: The women picked up a big win over UIC Saturday afternoon 103-91 at home and will play at Oakland Tuesday night at 7 pm and at Detroit Saturday at 2 pm.
WSU was led by Horizon League Preseason Player of the Year Kim Demmings with 31 points as Tay’ler Mingo was named the Horizon League Player of the Week for her 25 points, nine assists and six rebounds plus five steals. WSU is now 18-7, 7-3 while Oakland is 11-13, 6-5 and Detroit is 4-20, 1-10. The Raiders are next home against league leading Green Bay February 27.
Indoor Track: The Wright State track team will compete in the USATF Indoor Championships and at the OSU Tune-Up this weekend as a final tuneup for the Horizon League Indoor Championships March 1-2.
WSU last competed in the Akron Invitational where Kacia Grant, Brittany Jones, Savana Temuhlen and Kaley Moss set a new school mark in the 4X400 meter relay with a time of 3:56.97. Grant also placed fifth in the 200 meter dash while Kalynn Daniels was fifth in the high jump.
Men’s Tennis: The WSU men’s tennis team will take a 3-5 record into a Friday home match at the South Regency Tennis Center at noon against Northern Kentucky. Last weekend, the team lost at Marquette and IPFW while winning at Chicago State.
Women’s Tennis: The WSU women’s tennis team will hold a 2-5 record as it plays at Michigan State Sunday at 1 pm. The Raiders split last weekend, winning at IPFW and losing at Chicago State.
Softball: The Raider softball team opened the season last weekend with five losses at a powerful tournament hosted by nationally-ranked South Florida and included #1 Tennessee. Five more games are on tap the weekend of February 28-March 2 at the Hilltopper Classic hosted by Western Kentucky. They will play Indiana State at 11:30 am and Northern Iowa at 2 pm Friday, February 28; IUPUI at 11:30 and Western Kentucky at 4:30 on Saturday, March 1, and Northern Iowa again Sunday, March 2, at 11:30 am.
Baseball: New head coach Greg Lovelady picked up his first head coaching win as the Raiders took one of three games against Michigan State in Nashville. WSU won the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader 7-1 for his first win. WSU lost game two 2-1 and the season opener 4-1 on Saturday. WSU will travel to California to play at UC Irvine Friday at 9:30 pm and at Long Beach Saturday at 5 pm. The weekend ends with a game against Arizona State at Long Beach Sunday at 4 pm.