March 14, 2012 |
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.
March 18, 2008 |
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.
March 21, 2014 |
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)
March 23, 2008 |
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.
March 23, 2013 |
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.
March 18, 2012 |
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.
April 3, 2013 |
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.
March 14, 2007 |
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.
April 7, 2013 |
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.
March 15, 2013 |
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.