SAN DIEGO, Calif. (WDTN) – The Wright State University men’s basketball team fell short Friday night in their game against top seeded Arizona University Wildcats.

The Wildcats beat the Raiders 87-70 in the South Region matchup in the NCAA Tournament.

The Raiders were coming off a big win over the Bryant Bulldogs from the First Four game on Wednesday as they tried to upset the Wildcats.

Wright State entered the NCAA Championship after a 21-13 overall record and won the Horizon League Conference Championship with their 72-71 victory over Northern Kentucky.

The Wright State men’s basketball team qualified for the tournament in 1993, 2007, and 2018, but lost each time in the first round. The last time the Raiders were in the NCAA Tournament was 2018, but lost to No. 3 Tennessee.

The Arizona Wildcats finished their regular season with a 31-3 overall record and a Pac-12 conference title.