NCAA Tournament Bracketology: Wright State facing Southwest Ohio foe?

3:04 p.m Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 Sports
Grant Benzinger and the Wright State Raiders are slated to face Cincinnati in Joel Lunardi’s latest Bracketology. KEITH COLE/CONTRIBUTED

ESPN Bracketologist Joel Lunardi has released a new bracket Thursday after three top-10 teams lost Wednesday night, and he has Wright State sliding into the Nashville region to take on a local foe.

Lunardi has the Raiders seeded 15th and paired against No. 2 Cincinnati in the first round.

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If that were to happen, it would be the 10th meeting between the schools. The Bearcats have won each of the previous nine. The most recent meeting was Dec. 22, 2012, when UC defeated WSU 68-58 at Fifth Third Arena.

Lunardi has Ohio State, which beat No. 3 Purdue 64-63 on Wednesday, as a 4 seed playing No. 13 Buffalo in Boise, Idaho.

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Xavier is a No. 1 seed playing No. 16 Florida Gulf Coast in Nashville.