Wright State vs. UIC: Raiders lose to Flames in Horizon League semifinal

Wright State vs. UIC: Raiders lose to Flames in Horizon League semifinal
DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: Head coach Scott Nagy of the Wright State Raiders looks on in the second half in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament against the Tennessee Volunteers at American Airlines Center on March 15, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) (Tom Pennington)

UPDATE @ 9:45 p.m.: The Wright State Raiders (25-7, 15-4) lost to University of Illinois Chicago Flames, 73-56, in tonight's semifinal of the Horizon League tournament in Indianapolis.

Bill Wampler led Wright State with 14 points, but the Raiders could not stop the Flames’ Tarkus Ferguson, who had 25 points.

This was the third meeting between the teams and each won once this season.

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Wright State came in as the top seed in the tournament, having won the regular season title.

March Madness bracket experts suggest the Raiders probably needed to win the tournament to get into the NCAA tournament. The selections will be revealed Sunday on CBS, Channel 7, at 6 p.m.

EARLIER

The Wright State Raiders (25-6 and 15-3), return to the court tonight in the semifinals of the Horizon League tournament in Indianapolis against the University of Illinois Chicago.

The Raiders are seeded number one in the tournament and are playing the fourth-seeded Flames after UIC’s win over Youngstown State last Thursday.

Wright State and UIC split the two meetings during the season. The Flames beat the Raiders Jan. 12 in Chicago 76-72 while the Raiders won the return game Feb. 14 at the Nutter Center 75-58.

TV coverage for the game starts at 7 p.m. on ESPNU from the Indiana Farmers Coliseum.

Radio coverage will air on WRZX-FM with WHIO’s Chris Collins on the call.

The winner of tonight’s game advances to the Horizon League Championship Tuesday against the winner of No. 2 seeded Northern Kentucky and No. 3 Green Bay.