Wright State basketball: Raiders to meet familiar face in NIT

The Wright State men’s basketball season will continue against Clemson.

The Raiders learned Sunday night they are a No. 7 seed in the NIT and will face the No. 2 seed Tigers at 7 p.m. on Tuesday on ESPNU.

(The game was originally scheduled for Wednesday night but changed shortly after the bracket was released.)

The winner will play the winner of a game between No. 3 Furman and No. 6 Wichita State in the second round.

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Joining those teams in the Raiders’ region are No. 1 Indiana, which faces No. 8 St. Francis (Pa.) and No. 4 Providence, which will host No. 5 Arkansas.

Wright State’s matchup means reuniting with a familiar face: Clemson coach Brad Brownell was 84-45 as head coach of the Raiders from 2006-10.

He has been at Clemson ever since, compiling a record of 168-126.

That includes a 19-13 mark this year when the Tigers finished tied for eighth in the ACC.

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The Raiders, who lost 77-66 to Northern Kentucky in the Horizon League tournament championship game last Tuesday night, were guaranteed a bid to the NIT because they won the Horizon League regular season championship.

Although Wright State has played in the NCAA tournament three times, the Raiders have never played in the NIT.

In 2013, the Raiders played in the College Basketball Invitational tournament, and a year later they were part of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.

The Wright State women’s team, winner of both the regular season and tournament championships in the Horizon League, will find out its NCAA tournament opponent on Monday night.

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