INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 17: Lavone Holland II #30 of the Northern Kentucky Norse dribbles against Dominique Hawkins #25 of the Kentucky Wildcats in the second half during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 17, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

NKU wins Horizon League title, locks Wright State into No. 2 seed

Northern Kentucky defeated IUPUI 75-56 on Sunday afternoon to clinch the Horizon League championship.

The NKU win renders the Wright State-UIC game meaningless in terms of the standings, with the Raiders locked in as the No. 2 seed and Flames at No. 3 for next week’s conference tournament.

While Wright State cannot improve its standing in today’s 6 p.m. game at UIC, the Raiders (21-9, 13-4 HL) can set a program record for conference wins in a season.

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As the No. 2 seed, Wright State will play at 5:30 p.m. Saturday against the winner of Friday’s opening-round game between No. 7 Green Bay and No. 10 Detroit Mercy.

The Raiders swept both teams during the regular season.

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