Girls’s basketball season continues in WNIT
Omaha, Neb – The Creighton ladies’s basketball crew’s run to the BIG EAST match semi-finals paid big dividends on Monday, March 15 because the Bluejays gained a basic bid for the WNIT match. That is the Bluejays’ thirteenth look within the WNIT postseason match, together with the WNIT Championship in 2004.
Creighton’s final look within the WNIT was in 2016. Previous to this season, the Bluejays performed within the WNIT in: 1987, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
This yr’s occasion will kick off with eight groups every at 4 regional areas – Charlotte, NC; Fort Price, Texas; Memphis, TN; and Rockford, IL. The primary spherical sport begins on Friday March 19; The second spherical will happen on March 20 and the third spherical will happen on March 22. The 4 regional champions will journey to the Memphis venue, with the semi-finals going down on March 26 and the championship sport scheduled for March 28.
The Bluejays’ first spherical opponent is Bowling Inexperienced. The 2 groups will meet at 2 p.m. on March 19 in Rockford, Illinois. Bowling Inexperienced enters the WNIT with a 20-6 file, together with a 14-4 rating within the Mid-American Convention (MAC). The Falcons reached the MAC ultimate, falling to central Michigan on March 13 (77-72).
All video games shall be obtainable to stream via FloHoops. Every crew will get at the least two video games on this yr’s occasion. The second sport will happen on March 20 in opposition to northern Iowa or Dayton.
Coming into the BIG EAST match as a No.6 seed with a 7-10 ranking on March 4, the Bluejays beat Georgetown (56-42 on March 5) and No.3 Seton Corridor (83-76 March 6). Creighton’s run ended with a 64-59 loss to No.2 Marquette on March 7, however the Bluejays bought the ball within the final minute with simply 61-59.
That is the twenty third yr of the postseason WNIT and the primary yr the occasion has solely framed 32 groups since 2006, as match officers downsized the occasion as a consequence of COVID-19 issues . Scheduling restrictions this season prevented groups from taking part in their regular variety of video games, however 4 groups nonetheless had 20 or extra wins (Bowling Inexperienced, California Baptist, Delaware, UT Martin).
This yr’s match options 4 groups from the Atlantic 10 and three groups every from Large East, Missouri Valley and SEC. 5 conferences positioned two every – American, Convention USA, Mid-American, Mountain West, and Pac-12. Different conferences represented embody Atlantic Coast, Large Ten, Colonial, Convention USA, Horizon, Ohio Valley, South, Solar Belt and Western Athletic.
“The 2021 post-season WNIT has included fixed groundwork and cooperation from a whole lot of individuals invested within the success of ladies’s basketball, and we’re grateful for his or her assist and enthusiasm,” stated Renee Carlson, Govt Director of WNIT. “It is not a standard season, however we’ve a sometimes sturdy and aggressive group of groups who we all know shall be preventing arduous for the championship.”
The official WNIT brackets, which is able to embody matches and tip occasions, shall be introduced later this night. For full match data, please go to www.womensnit.com or comply with on Twitter @WomensNIT.
Bowling Inexperienced (20-6), Mid-American
California Baptist (24-0), Western Athletic
Dayton (14-3), Atlantic 10
Delaware (21-4), Colonial
Louisiana (16-6), photo voltaic belt
New Mexico (15-4), Mountain West
Rice (18-4), USA Convention
Samford (14-9), south
UT Martin (20-5), Ohio Valley
Arizona State (11-10), Pac-12
Charlotte (10-10), USA Convention
Clemson (11-13), Atlantic Coast
Colorado (10-10), Pac-12
Creighton (11th of September), GREAT EAST
DePaul (14-8), BIG EAST
Drake (16-11), Missouri Valley
Florida (11-13), SEC
Fordham (12-4), Atlantic 10
Fresno State (16-10), Mountain West
Houston (16-7), American
Illinois State (15-7), Missouri Valley
Milwaukee (19-7), Horizon
Missouri (11th of September), SEC
Nebraska (12-12), Large Ten
Northern Iowa (14-12), Missouri Valley
Ohio (14-8), mid-American
Ole Miss (11-11), SEC
Saint Louis (12-4), Atlantic 10
San Francisco (15-10), west coast
Tulane (17-8), American
UMass (14-7), Atlantic 10
Villanova (15-6), BIG EAST
ABOUT TRIPLE CROWN SPORTS
Based mostly in Fort Collins, CO., Triple Crown Sports activities has been producing athletic occasions for youth and faculty ranks for over 35 years. TCS hosts the pre-season and post-season WNIT basketball occasions, feeds the “WNIT” mannequin of the NIVC (volleyball) post-season occasion, and produces the boys’s and girls’s Cancun Problem tournaments in November. , which was acknowledged by Sports activities Illustrated as one of many high 5 match locations for DI basketball packages.