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Wright State Raiders women's basketball

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Location  Dayton, Ohio
Student section  Raider Rowdies
Conference  Horizon League
Nickname  Raiders
Head coach  Katrina Merriweather
University  Wright State University
Arena  Nutter Center (Capacity: 12,000)
Colors  Hunter Green and Vegas Gold

The Wright State Raiders team is the NCAA Division 1 basketball team that represents Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. The school's team currently competes in the Horizon League. The Raiders are currently coached by Katrina Merriweather. The Raiders play at the Wright State University Nutter Center in Fairborn, Ohio. The official capacity for basketball games is 10,400.



Wright State first sponsored women's basketball in 1973. In 1990 Wright State joined the North Star Conference, where they played until 1992 when the conference was effectively absorbed by the Mid-Continent Conference. In 1995 Wright State would move to the Midwestern Collegiate Conference. The conference changed its name to the Horizon League on June 4, 2001.


The Wright State Raiders currently play their home games at the Wright State University Nutter Center (originally named Ervin J. Nutter Center). Ervin J. Nutter, donated $1.5 million to Wright State University in 1986. Funds from both the state of Ohio and the university contributed an additional $8 million to construction efforts which began in 1988. The Ervin J. Nutter Center Completed in 1990.


The Raiders have had 7 coaches in their 41-year history. Current coach Katrina Merriweather was hired in 2016.


WSU's records season by season since joining Division I in 1987.

Record vs. Horizon League opponents

  • Cleveland State: 31-35
  • Detroit: 22-25
  • Green Bay: 4-55
  • Milwaukee: 26-24
  • Oakland: 6-1
  • UIC: 25-28
  • Valparaiso: 14-12
  • Youngstown State: 28-24
  • NCAA Tournament seeding history

    The 1982 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament was the first Women's Basketball Tournament held under the auspices of the NCAA.

    Tournament championships

    Wright State has 1 conference tournament championship. On March 16, 2014 they defeated Green Bay 88-69 to clinch their 1st Horizon League tournament championship.

    Women's National Invitation Tournament

    Wright State has appeared in 1 Women's National Invitation Tournament.

    Women's Basketball Invitational

    Wright State has appeared in 2 Women's Basketball Invitational tournaments. Their record is 1-2


    Wright State Raiders women's basketball Wikipedia

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