March Madness: WSU hosting watch party for Horizon League finals

March 06, 2018
  • By Max Filby
  • Staff Writer
Wright State’s Jaylon Hall pushes the ball up the floor against Kent State during a December game. ALLISON RODRIGUEZ / CONTRIBUTED

Wright State University’s athletic department will celebrate the success of both its men’s and women’s basketball teams today with a watch party.

Each WSU team will play in the Horizon League tournament finals today in a quest for the conference’s championship and trips to the the men’s and women’s NCAA tournaments.

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The women’s team plays at noon today and the men’s team plays at 7 p.m. today. The women’s basketball team will play the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix and the men’s team will take on the Cleveland State University Vikings.

Wright State has invited the campus and community to celebrate the Raiders’ success at watch parties for the games today. The parities will begin at game time at the Milano’s at 2260 N. Fairfield Road in Beavercreek, according to a flier from WSU.

The university is also offering a free trip to the men’s game tonight to the first 40 students who show up for a bus leaving the Nutter Center at 2 p.m. Students must present their Wright State ID to get on the bus, according to a tweet shared by president Cheryl Schrader.

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Selection Day for the NCAA tournament is this Sunday so the Raiders could learn their fate in less than a week.

Dayton is where March Madness begins, with the University of Dayton Arena set to host the NCAA’s First Four games on March 13 and March 14.