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WNIT announces 64-team field

Published on March 13, 2017

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First Round Pairings || Bracket

The Women’s National Invitation Tournament Selection Committee announced the 64-team field for the 2017 Postseason WNIT. Game times for the first round will be made official on Tuesday, March 14.

The first round begins Wednesday, March 15 and ends Friday, March 17. Second-round games take place March 18-21. The third round runs March 22-24, quarterfinals are March 25-27, and the semifinals are March 29-30. The championship game will be played Saturday, April 1 and will be televised on CBS Sports Network at 3 p.m. ET. All games are hosted by participating schools.

Rules to qualify:

Tournament officials award an Automatic Qualifying berth to each of the nation’s 32 conferences. The spot goes to the team that finishes the highest in the regular-season conference standings that does not advance to the NCAA Tournament. If there is a tie, the WNIT abides by the conference tiebreaker. A team earns the AQ berth regardless of its overall record. A total of 32 teams are then given an At-Large berth; a team must have an overall record of .500 or better to be considered.

Automatic Qualifiers
Abilene Christian (22-8) – Southland
Bethune-Cookman (21-10) – MEAC
BYU (20-11) – West Coast
Central Michigan (23-8) – MAC
Colorado State (24-8) – Mountain West
George Washington (20-9) – Atlantic 10
Grambling State (18-14) – SWAC
IUPUI (24-8) – Summit
James Madison (24-8) – Colonial
Little Rock (24-8) – Sun Belt
Mercer (25-6) – Southern
Michigan (22-9) – Big Ten
Middle Tennessee (21-10) – C-USA
Missouri State (16-14) – Missouri Valley
Morehead State (21-9) – Ohio Valley
Navy (23-9) – Patriot
New Hampshire (26-5) – America East
North Dakota (20-10) – Big Sky
Oklahoma State (17-14) – Big 12
Princeton (16-13) – Ivy
Radford (24-8) – Big South
Rider (24-8) – MAAC
Sacred Heart (17-14) – Northeast
Seattle (15-17) – WAC
Stetson (26-6) – Atlantic Sun
UC Davis (23-7) – Big West
UCF (20-11) – American
Villanova (16-14) – Big East
Virginia (19-12) – ACC
Washington State (12-19) – Pac-12
Wright State (24-8) – Horizon

At-large Teams
Alabama (19-13) – SEC
Ball State (21-10) – MAC
Colorado (15-15) – Pac-12
Drexel (21-10) – Colonial
Duquesne (18-15) – Atlantic 10
Fordham (21-11) – Atlantic 10
Georgetown (17-12) – Big East
Georgia Tech (17-14) – ACC
Harvard (20-8) – Ivy
Indiana (20-10) – Big Ten
Iowa (17-13) – Big Ten
Jacksonville (23-8) – Atlantic Sun
Kent State (19-12) – MAC
Louisiana Tech (18-13) – C-USA
Northern Illinois (21-11) – MAC
Ohio (22-9) – MAC
Ole Miss (17-13) – SEC
Penn State (19-10) – Big Ten
St. John’s (20-11) – Big East
Saint Joseph’s (17-14) – Atlantic 10
Saint Louis (24-8) – Atlantic 10
Saint Mary’s (20-12) – West Coast
South Dakota (22-8) – Summit
South Dakota State (22-8) – Summit
SMU (17-14) – American
Southern Miss (23-10) – C-USA
Tulane (16-14) – American
UNLV (22-10) – Mountain West
UT Arlington (22-8) – Sun Belt
Utah (16-14) – Pac-12
Virginia Tech (17-13) – ACC
Wake Forest (15-15) – ACC
Wyoming (21-9) – Mountain West

First Round Pairings

Bracket

First-Round Pairings:
Wednesday, March 15
Little Rock at Southern Miss, 7 p.m. ET, Live Stream

Thursday, March 16
Ball State at Indiana, 7 p.m. ET
Bethune-Cookman at Wake Forest, 7 p.m. ET
Central Michigan at Wright State, 7 p.m. ET
Grambling State at Ole Miss, 7 p.m. ET
Jacksonville at Georgia Tech, 7 p.m. ET
Kent State at Michigan, 7 p.m. ET
Stetson at UCF, 7 p.m. ET
Abilene Christian at Oklahoma State, 8 p.m. ET
IUPUI at Saint Louis, 8 p.m. ET
Mercer at Alabama, 8 p.m. ET
Missouri State at Iowa, 8 p.m. ET
North Dakota at South Dakota, 8 p.m. ET
Northern Illinois at South Dakota State, 8 p.m. ET
UT Arlington at Tulane, 8 p.m. ET
Seattle at Wyoming, 8:30 p.m. ET
Saint Mary’s at Colorado State, 9 p.m. ET
UNLV at Colorado, 9 p.m. ET
Washington State at BYU, 9 p.m. ET
Morehead State at Middle Tennessee, 9:30 ET

Friday, March 17
Villanova at Princeton, 6 p.m. ET
Harvard at New Hampshire, 7 p.m. ET
Sacred Heart at St. John’s, 7 p.m. ET
Ohio at Penn State, 7 p.m. ET
Fordham at Georgetown, 7 p.m. ET
Navy at George Washington, 7 p.m. ET
Rider at Virginia Tech, 7 p.m. ET
Duquesne at Drexel, 7 p.m. ET
Radford at James Madison, 7 p.m. ET
Virginia at Saint Joseph’s, 7 p.m. ET
Louisiana Tech at SMU, 8 p.m. ET
UC Davis at Utah, 8 p.m. ET

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