WNIT quarterfinals set
Third Round results
Thursday, March 25
Providence 77, Maryland 64
Miami 84, North Carolina A&T 77
Michigan 65, Northwestern 44
Illinois State 71, Kansas 51
Illinois 65, Missouri State 53
BYU 67, Wyoming 63
Cal 71, Oregon 57
Friday, March 26
VCU at Syracuse, 7 p.m. ET
The Providence Friars (19-14) defeated host Maryland 77-64 to move into the quarterfinals The team was led by Brittany Dorsey, with 20 points. Lynetta Kizer (10 points, 13 rebounds) led the charge for Maryland (21-13), which closed its 16th 20-plus win season with the game.
Providence will host Miami, which defeated North Carolina A&T 84-77. That game will be at 2 p.m. EST Sunday, March 28.
Miami (20-13) used a huge first half and big defensive plays late, in its third round WNIT victory over the North Carolina A&T Aggies (23-11), Thursday night at the BankUnited Center by an 84-77 score.
Michigan (20-13) beat Northwestern (18-15) 65-44 and improved to 6-3 in WNIT games. Michigan will host the winner of Friday nightâ€™s game between VCU and Syracuse starting at 2 p.m. EST Sunday, March 28.
Illinois State earned another home game with a 71-51 victory over Kansas (17-16), last yearâ€™s WNIT national runner-up. Illinois State (27-7) had five players score in double figures, and shot 53.7 percent as a team for the game. The Redbirds will host Illinois in the quarterfinals starting at 3:05 p.m. ET Sunday.
BYU (23-9) beat Wyoming 67-63 in front of 7,142 fans in Laramie with the help of Coriann Woodâ€™s 18 points. In Wyomingâ€™s final game of the season, Aubrey Vandiver (20 points, 11 rebounds) and Hillary Carlson (18 points, five rebounds) led the Cowgirls (21-12).
BYU will play at Cal at 9 p.m. EST Saturday, March 27. Cal (21-13) earned its quarterfinal spot with a 71-57 victory over Oregon (18-16).
VCU (22-12) makes its third straight appearance in the postseason and reaches the third round for the first time in program history. Syracuse (24-10) also celebrates its first time ever winning two consecutive postseason games.
Saturday, March 27
Sunday, March 28
Miami at Providence, 2 p.m. ET
VCU-Syracuse winner at Michigan, 2 p.m. ET
Illinois at Illinois State, 3:05 p.m. ET