I spoke with WIU Head Men's Basketball Coach Billy Wright following the team's losses to Denver (78-72) and North Dakota State (100-91 2OT). Western fell to the Pioneers of Denver at home Tuesday night, then traveled to Fargo to face the top team in the Summit League Saturday.
After the weekend Western sits at 5-9 in the Summit League (8-17 overall), good for the final playoff spot in the league with 2 games to go. WIU holds a 1.5 game lead over 9th place Oral Roberts, who is on the outside looking in.
This week the Leathernecks will wrap up the regular season with two home games. They'll face South Dakota Thursday night then finish with Fort Wayne Saturday.