Wright State earns berth in WNIT, will host first round

Wright State women’s basketball coach Katrina Merriweather talks to her team during a timeout vs. Oakland earlier this season. Tim Zechar/Contributed photo

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Wright State women’s basketball coach Katrina Merriweather talks to her team during a timeout vs. Oakland earlier this season. Tim Zechar/Contributed photo

The Wright State women have accepted a bid to continue their season in the WNIT and will host a first-round game Thursday against Central Michigan.

The tip time has yet to be announced.

It’s the fourth consecutive postseason berth for WSU (22-9) and third straight in the WNIT.

The Raiders lost to Michigan in the first round last year and dropped an opening-round contest against Toledo in 2015. WSU earned its only NCAA tournament berth in 2014, falling as a No. 14 seed at No. 3 Kentucky.

Under the direction of first-year coach Katrina Merriweather, the Raiders went 24-8 this year and won a share of their first Horizon League regular-season championship before falling to Detroit in the HL tournament semifinals.

Central Michigan (23-8) won nine of 10 down the stretch to capture the Mid-American Conference regular season championship. But the Chippewas lost their opening game in the MAC tournament 67-63 to Western Michigan.

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