Surprise! Wildcat Women Grab WNIT Spot

By: From: KSU Sports Information
By: From: KSU Sports Information


Wildcats Advance to Postseason WNIT

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas State women’s basketball team will advance
to its second-straight Postseason Women’s National Invitation
Tournament (WNIT). It’s the sixth-straight postseason appearance for
the Wildcats.

K-State (16-14) will receive first round bye and will face the winner of
Southern Illinois and Stephen F. Austin in the second round. Site,
date and time will be determined after the first round games. SFA will
travel to Southern Illinois on Thursday, Mar. 15 for their first round
game.

The WNIT has expanded its field from 40 to 48 teams this season. The
eight-team expansion allowed an automatic bid from each of the nation’s
31 conferences. The team with the best record in the conference’s
regular-season standings that did not advance to the NCAA Tournament,
received a spot in the WNIT. The remaining 17 berths were filled by
the top teams available based on the selection criteria.

The 2007 Postseason WNIT will feature 16 first-round games, followed by
16 second-round games, eight third-round games, four quarterfinal
games, two semifinal games and the championship. All games in the
single-elimination format are played at the home facilities of
participating schools.

This is third appearance in the Postseason WNIT for Kansas State. The
Wildcats went 1-1 in the 1999 with a first-round home victory over
Creighton (71-60) and a second-round loss at Arkansas State (70-83).
K-State won the WNIT title last season winning all five games at
Bramlage Coliseum to mark its first postseason championship title in
school history.

K-State and Missouri are the only two Big 12 Conference schools to earn
a WNIT bid. Baylor, Iowa State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Nebraska and
Texas A&M all advanced to the NCAA Tournament.


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