Wright State Raiders Men’s Basketball getting national attention in latest AP Poll

(courtesy WSU Athletics)


The Wright State men’s basketball team saw its name on the latest Associated Press men’s basketball poll, announced on Monday afternoon.
The Raiders, who are 17-4 overall and currently on a nine-game winning streak, also received votes in the AP Poll on February 10, 2020 and February 17, 2020.
Wright State holds the fourth-best scoring margin among NCAA Division I teams at +16.7, a mark that leads the country in away game scoring margin, where the Raiders hold a +20.7 mark. Wright State is second in the nation in total rebounds (893) and in defensive rebounds per game (30.62), while third nationally in total rebounds per game (42.52) and fourth in rebound margin (13.3).
The Raiders close the regular season this weekend with back-to-back games at Northern Kentucky on Friday and Saturday. Friday’s tip is set for 6 p.m., with a 5 p.m. start on Saturday. Both games will be streamed on ESPN3, and Raider fans can also follow the action by tuning in to WRZX 106.5 FM, where Chris Collins and Jim Brown will have all the play-by-play on the radio.
Following their sweep over Milwaukee, the Raiders remain in second place in the Horizon League standings and Championship seeding. The 2021 Horizon League Championship will see the top four teams in the regular season earn a bye into the quarterfinals and host a home game on Tuesday, March 2, with the winners advancing to the semifinals on March 8 at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum. The semifinal games will be on ESPNU and ESPN2. The Horizon League Championship is set for March 9 at 7 p.m. on either ESPN or ESPN2. The first round and quarterfinals will be on ESPN+.