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March 14, 2012 | Daily News Staff Report
FOUR CITY SIX teams are in the 64-team Women's NIT field. All four will play first-round games tomorrow night. Drexel visits Fairfield, Temple hosts Quinnipiac, Villanova hosts American and Saint Joseph's hosts Boston University, all at 7 p.m. Temple (21-9), which lost a 14-game winning streak in the Atlantic 10 semifinals, was hoping to continue its streak of eight consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. Instead, the Owls are in the WNIT for the first time since 2001.
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March 18, 2008 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
Villanova (15-15) accepted one of 18 at-large bids last night to the 48-team Women's National Invitation Tournament. The Wildcats will host American (18-13) tomorrow night at a time to be announced. American won the Patriot League's regular-season championship.
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March 21, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Villanova's Devon Kane scored a career-high 24 points as the host Wildcats defeated Quinnipiac, 74-66, to advance in the Women's National Invitation Tournament. Villanova will host George Washington at 1 p.m. Sunday in the second round. Lauren Burford chipped in 20 points for Villanova and had a team-high seven rebounds. Caroline Coyer had eight points. Forward Brittany McQuain led Quinnipiac (21-13) with 19 points. Samantha Guastella added 15 and a game-high 10 rebound. The Wildcats (23-8)
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March 23, 2008 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
Briana Weiss hit three three-pointers in the second half to lead Villanova past Wisconsin, 60-54, in a Women's NIT game last night. Stacie Witman scored 17 points and Laura Kurz finished with 15. The Wildcats (17-15) will meet the winner of tomorrow night's Colorado-Gonzaga game on Thursday. If Gonzaga (25-8) wins, the game will be at Villanova. If Colorado (16-14) wins, the Buffaloes will play host.
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March 23, 2013 | By the Inquirer Staff
Hollie Mershon scored 15 points Thursday night as Drexel opened play in the Women's NIT with a 59-50 victory over Iona (20-13) at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. Taylor Wootton scored 13 points and Fiona Flanagan 11 for Drexel (23-10), which will host Harvard on Saturday at 7 p.m.
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March 18, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
Senior guard Shey Peddy scored 24 points as the Temple women's basketball team held off Harvard, 64-59, on Saturday in the second round of the WNIT at the Liacouras Center. The Owls (23-9) will play the winner of Monday's Syracuse-Drexel game in the third round, which will take place between March 21 and 23 at a site to be determined. Temple and Harvard (18-12) were tied with under five minutes remaining before the Owls pulled away. Senior guard BJ Williams broke a 56-all tie on a layup with 2 minutes, 42 seconds remaining, and another layup by Williams two minutes later gave Temple a 60-57 lead.
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April 3, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
Drexel has made it to the semifinals of the WNIT on the strength of its defense. The Dragons have compiled a 19-1 record in games in which they have limited their opponents to 50 points or fewer. Florida has done the opposite thanks to a potent offense. The Gators have averaged 70.9 points overall and 78.0 points in four WNIT victories. The two styles will clash Wednesday night at the Daskalakis Athletic Center when the Dragons (26-10) and the Gators (22-14) meet with a trip to the WNIT championship game on the line.
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March 14, 2007 | By Mel Greenberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
St. Joseph's, which made a surprising run in the Atlantic Ten Conference tourney, received a bid to the Women's National Invitation Tournament late Monday night. The Hawks (19-13) will host a first-round game at 7 tomorrow night against Coppin State (24-7), the regular-season champion in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. St. Joseph's upset regular-season champion George Washington before falling to Xavier in the A-10 tournament title game in Cincinnati. Coppin State, in Baltimore, had a 49-game MEAC win streak that Morgan State ended in overtime of the conference tourney semifinals.
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April 7, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Drexel women's basketball team is in a class all its own. Hollie Mershon scored the game's final four points as the Dragons beat Utah, 46-43, in Saturday's WNIT final at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. The win enabled Drexel to become Philadelphia's first Division I women's team to win a national postseason tournament. The Dragons (28-10) also finished their campaign with the most single-season wins in school history. The Utes finished 23-14. Mershon's layup with 20.6 seconds left gave Drexel a 44-43 advantage.
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March 15, 2013 | Associated Press
NEWARK, N.J. - The Rutgers women's basketball team has decided against playing in the Women's NIT because of injuries. Coach C. Vivian Stringer announced Wednesday that the Scarlet Knights would decline a bid to the WNIT if one were extended because injuries have limited several players. Rutgers finished the season with a 16-14 record and struggled down the stretch. It finished 7-9 in the Big East Conference and was eliminated in the second round of the tournament. The bad finish almost virtually assured that Rutgers would miss the NCAA tournament for the first time in 11 years, and left the WNIT as the only option to continue playing until Stringer told tournament officials not to extend an offer.
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March 30, 2016 | Staff Report
DESPITE a game-high 25 points from Donnaizha Fountain, Temple's women's basketball team fell short, 77-76, against host Michigan in the Women's NIT quarterfinals Monday night at Ann Arbor, Mich. The Owls got off to a strong start, leading, 23-9, after the first quarter. Though the Wolverines picked up the pace, Temple still led, 42-32, at halftime. The Wolverines went on an 8-0 run over the final 59 seconds of the third quarter on three-pointers from Siera Thompson and Katelynn Flaherty, followed by a Flaherty jumper to beat the clock to head to the fourth quarter tied at 60. Alliya Butts' jumper with 51 seconds left in the game gave the Owls their final lead, at 76-75, but the Wolverines went ahead, 77-76, on a jumper by Hallie Thome with eight seconds left.
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November 13, 2015 | By Mel Greenberg, For The Inquirer
Unlike Allen Iverson, Temple women's basketball coach Tonya Cardoza loves to talk about practice. "Who starts, who plays, it's all based on practice," Cardoza explained last Saturday after Temple surged from a third-quarter tie to beat Division II Bloomfield in a preseason game at McGonigle Hall. She can now count on help to replace players not getting the job done. The Owls' nongame activities offer more bodies to compete for playing time than a year ago, when an undermanned roster consisted of a bunch of youngsters around lone senior Tyonna Williams, now on the coaching staff as a special assistant to Cardoza.
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March 30, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Temple and Villanova women's basketball teams are each one victory from facing each other in the semifinals of the Women's National Invitation Tournament, but tough road games and a couple of talented players await on Sunday. Villanova (22-13) travels to old Big East foe West Virginia, where it will try to halt the Mountaineers' 16-game home winning streak against nonconference opponents at the West Virginia Coliseum (2 p.m.). The defensive-minded Mountaineers, coming off a 60-39 rout of Duquesne, are led by two-time all-Big 12 first-team junior guard Bria Holmes (18.9 ppg.)
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March 21, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Villanova's Devon Kane scored a career-high 24 points as the host Wildcats defeated Quinnipiac, 74-66, to advance in the Women's National Invitation Tournament. Villanova will host George Washington at 1 p.m. Sunday in the second round. Lauren Burford chipped in 20 points for Villanova and had a team-high seven rebounds. Caroline Coyer had eight points. Forward Brittany McQuain led Quinnipiac (21-13) with 19 points. Samantha Guastella added 15 and a game-high 10 rebound. The Wildcats (23-8)
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March 18, 2014 | By Mel Greenberg, For The Inquirer
Penn will host an NCAA selection-watch party at the Palestra on Monday as part of the week-long celebration since the Quakers (22-6) upset Princeton, 80-64, Tuesday in Jadwin Gym to claim the Ivy title and an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. Some 45 minutes later, the 64-team field will be announced. There are local teams in the hunt for at-large bids. St. Joe's (22-9) has been in the top 20 of the RPI ranking system used by the NCAA committee.
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November 8, 2013 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
A DEEP run in March can kickstart a program. The morale around an entire campus can change with one miraculous stretch of games during March Madness. March and April of last season were times that the Drexel women's basketball program will not soon forget. The Dragons took home their first-ever WNIT championship with a 46-43 win over Utah. "It has been interesting, it seems to be coming up a lot," coach Denise Dillon said. "Obviously we finished the year on a great run, winning that championship.
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April 8, 2013 | BY KIMBERLY SLAVEN, Daily News Staff Writer slavenk@phillynews.com
FOR THE FIRST time since the Villanova men's team won the NIT in 1994, a Division I Philadelphia team ended its season with a national tournament championship. And the Drexel women's team got to cut down its own nets, to boot. The Dragons won the Women's National Invitation Tournament on Saturday with a 46-43 victory over visiting Utah before a packed house of 1,922 at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. All-CAA guard Hollie Mershon's go-ahead layup with 20.6 seconds remaining and one-and-one with 9.7 seconds left led to Utah's failed three-point attempt at the buzzer, which triggered the final court-storming episode of the season in a city that featured a number of them.
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April 7, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Drexel women's basketball team is in a class all its own. Hollie Mershon scored the game's final four points as the Dragons beat Utah, 46-43, in Saturday's WNIT final at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. The win enabled Drexel to become Philadelphia's first Division I women's team to win a national postseason tournament. The Dragons (28-10) also finished their campaign with the most single-season wins in school history. The Utes finished 23-14. Mershon's layup with 20.6 seconds left gave Drexel a 44-43 advantage.
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