“I think for every team that’s in the NIT, it’s how quickly can you get over the fact you’re not in the NCAA and get yourself focused to play well.”
“It’s unbelievably exciting. This is the best trajectory our men’s and women’s teams have been on here,” said athletic director Bob Grant.
The 13th-seeded Raiders will take on No. 4 Texas A&M on the Aggies home floor in Chicago regional play.
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.
The NIT selection show starts at 8:30 p.m. Sunday. It will be televised on ESPN.
It is not yet clear how much the project would cost students, but SGA plans to announce the individual expenses before voting takes place.
"As a coach it almost brings me to tears because they’ve just given us everything we’ve asked of them," Nagy said after the loss.
The subsidy during the 2017-2018 school year was as high as $1,359 a student on average at cash-strapped University of Akron, and as low as $717 at Wright State.
“We’ve got a good tournament still to play in, but that’s not what we wanted, not what we came here for. We came here to win."
“We just worked really hard for this and I was overwhelmed that it was finally coming true,” she said. “I just let it wash over me.”