On Friday morning, Jon Rothstein announced that Wright State will participate in the 2020 Music City Shootout. This event takes place in Nashville, Tennessee from November 27th until the 29th and it’ll be the inaugural event. No exact location has been released yet.
Wright State will play Georgia State, Towson, and Valparaiso throughout the weekend. All three squads are coming off a successful 2019-20 campaigns and will be quality resume boosting chances. The set schedule has yet to been released as well.
Georgia State finished 2019-20 with a 19-13 record, and in fourth place of the Sun Belt. The Panthers return their top two scorers including Detroit Mercy transfer, Corey Allen who averaged 13.5 PPG. Their major contributor Kane Williams returns as well, averaging 14.8 PPG, 4.6 RPG and 4.3 APG. The Panthers made back-to-back tournaments in 2018 and 2019. Rob Lanier will be in his second year under the helm of GSU.
Towson finished 2019-20 with a 19-13 record as well, but in third place of the CAA. They lose most of their core but do return one double digit scorer in Allan Betrand. Betrand averaged 13.6 PPG and really skyrocketed come CAA play. The Tigers season ended in the CAA Quarterfinals at the hands of Northeastern.
Valparaiso finished 2019-20 with a 19-16 record, losing in the Missouri Valley finals. The Crusaders will need to find new leaders, as their go-to-guy Javon Freeman Liberty transferred to DePaul and Ryan Fazekas, who averaged 10.6 PPG after coming back from a wrist injury that nearly ended his career, has graduated. Matt Lottich is in his fifth season at Valpo.
The Raiders are 15-15 all-time against Valparaiso, and 0-2 against Georgia State. WSU has never played Towson.
Wright State last played in Nashville, December of 2014, where they beat Belmont, 79-71.