It's a little over 1" long including legs, and I found it in my basement in Pennsylvania. My guess is a funnel weaver, which would be nice since then I can free it (right?) from the tin can it's currently sitting in.
I think it's a common wolf spider, which closely resemble funnel weavers. It's almost a toss-up. I can't tell from the resolution of your photograph, but funnel weavers have spiny legs whereas the wolf spider has smooth legs and has a bit more of a difference in the comparative size of the abdomen to thorax.
Wolf spider (coloration varies) vs. funnel weaver (in this case, a barn dweller)
Another distinctive feature of the wolf spider are the two especially large eyes (The Tenegra domestica's eye arrangement is different) which gives the wolf spider such great eyesight. If the legs are smooth, and you shine a light on your spider and see two eyes shine back at you (called eyeshine), I think you have your answer.
Wolf spiders can be found in a wide range of habitats both coastal and inland. These include shrublands, woodland, wet coastal forest, alpine meadows, suburban gardens, and homes.
Yes, it's Tegenaria domestica, the common funnelweaver House Spider. It's not a wolf spider; the color patterns on both abdomen and cephalothorax are completely consistent with Tegenaria, but not terribly like the wolf spiders common in our area. I also find the Tegenaria cephalothorax shape to be more blocky in the front than the normal Wolf Spider shape, but that's a sort of subjective call. You should be able to find more of them in your basement, especially if you have a furnace or laundry area with bare blocks for walls. When you find another one, look for the two tailpipe spinnerets sticking out the back end - while not as long as on the outdoor Agelenids, the spinnerets on these indoor ones are still noticeable. Wolf Spiders don't have that.
Source - any of the spider guides, but let's go with Bug Guide on this one: https://bugguide.net/node/view/31445