The winner will play No. 5 Marquette or No. 12 Rice two days later in College Station with the winner of that game headed to the regional tournament at Wintrust Arena in Chicago the following weekend.
The Final Four will be held April 5 and 7 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla.
The Aggies (24-7) were ranked 14th in the final Associated Press poll of the season after finishing third in the SEC. They are 13-3 at home and led by Chennedy Carter, a 5-foot-7 sophomore guard who led the SEC in scoring at 22.5 points per game.
Carter missed the SEC tournament with a hand injury, but the school announced Monday she will play in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
None of the current Raiders were on the 2014 team, but two assistant coaches were players on that squad — Abby Jump and Kim Demmings — and Merriweather hired them in hopes they can impart some wisdom on the current squad via their first-hand experience.
Wright State won the 2019 Horizon League tournament for the second time and an outright regular season championship for the first time despite losing HL Player of the Year Chelsea Welch to graduation.
Without the Fairmont grad’s 20.6 points per game, the Raiders were a more balanced bunch, getting 9.0 points per game or more from five different players.
Mackenzie Taylor led that group at 11.8, and she was followed closely by Michal Miller, who tallied 11.6 points per game.