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    Minnesota's WNIT Appearances in this century:

    2015-16
    U W Milwaukee 87-80 @Williams Arena (Banham with 48 points)
    South Dakota 89-101 @ Williams Arena (Banham with 37 and Seebrook with 18 points and 14 assists)

    2013-14
    U W Green Bay 62-60 @ Williams Arena (Banham 31 points hit a three with :10 seconds remaining giving Minnesota a 61-60 lead)
    SMU 77-70 @ Williams Arena (Sari Noga with 22 points)
    South Dakota State 62-70 @ Brookings (Banham with 23 second half points)

    2012-13
    Ball State 51-54 @ Williams Arena (the Cardinals ran out to an 11-0 lead, expanded it to 16 points with 6:11 remaining and then held on)

    2006-07
    Illinois Chicago 97-54 @ Williams Arena
    Western Kentucky 57-73 @ Bowling Green

    2011-12 (As Eagan Gopher referenced, there also was the infamous CBI which should’ve been a WNIT_appearance)
    Charleston Southern 80-51 @ Williams Arena
    Bradley 85-59 @ Williams Arena
    Manhattan 67-54 @ Williams Arena
    Northern Illinois 88-74 @ Williams Arena


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    Teams that will not play in WNIT.
    Georgia: Q. Will you consider a bid in the WNIT or not?
    JONI TAYLOR:
    I knew you were going to ask me that question. We will not. The NIT is a great tournament. There's a lot of great teams that play in it.

    Again, you look at Georgia basketball, what we've done, what Coach Landers did, former players did, what we want to do. We come to Georgia to play in the NCAA tournament. So we will not take a bid to the NIT if given one.
    http://www.asapsports.com/show_interview.php?id=147421
    Utah: (Because of injury they are down to seven players and need the rest).

    Georgia Tech: (Ongoing mystery involving Head Coach and former Purdue standout, Machelle Joseph, being placed on leave, etc. and etc.)

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    Do we have a shot this year?

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    I believe I read on Twitter that Purdue also has said no WNIT for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bleedsmaroonandgold View Post
    Do we have a shot this year?
    A shot to play or win it, you mean? If they want to play in it, they're in, probably hosting (depending on availability of the Barn).

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatjanelpick View Post
    A shot to play or win it, you mean? If they want to play in it, they're in, probably hosting (depending on availability of the Barn).
    I dont follow the womens game much outside of watching the gophers if they are on TV or listening on the radio if I'm driving somewhere, so I was asking if we'd make it. Didnt even realize there was a chance we would refuse.

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    It’d be kind of presumptuous of a first year coach to turn down any invite. That’s something your long-timer coaches do. In the last postgame, it sounded like whatever comes their way is what they’re doing.

    Looks like they broadcast the WNIT championship on CBS Sports Network.
    Last edited by Shades; 03-15-2019 at 04:54 PM.

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    Just got this email:




    Gopher Women’s Basketball have their sights set on a postseason tournament bid and you have the opportunity to join them as they compete for a championship! Both the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament and the Women’s NIT will select their 64-team fields on Monday night and the Gophers are excited to see who their next matchup could be.

    POSTSEASON SELECTION DETAILS
    NCAA - Monday, March 18 at 6pm CT
    TV: ESPN

    NIT - Monday, March 18 late evening after NCAA selections
    Web: womensnit.com

    In the event the Gophers are selected to host a postseason game in Minneapolis, tickets will be made available to season ticket holders immediately after the selection is announced. Tickets will go on-sale to the general public on Tuesday, March 19 at 4pm. Monitor you email, as well as GopherSports.com and the Gopher Women’s Basketball social media pages, for the most accurate and up-to-date information on postseason selections.

    Gopher Women’s Basketball Webpage→

    Gopher Women’s Basketball Twitter→

    If you have any questions, please contact the Gopher Ticket Sales & Service Office at fans@gopherfanrelations.com or call 1-800-U-GOPHER (Option 1). The Ticket Sales & Service Office is open Monday–Friday 9am–5pm and is located at the 3M Arena at Mariucci Ticket Office.

    Ski-U-Mah!

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    The 64-team field will be determined by late that evening, after the announcement of the Women’s NCAA Tournament field. All games are played at host schools; here’s a look at the WNIT schedule:
    Selection – Monday, March 18.
    Round 1 – March 20-22.
    Round 2 – March 23-26.
    Round 3 – March 27-29.
    Round 4 – March 30-31.
    Semifinals – April 3-4.
    Championship – Saturday, April 6, 3 p.m. ET
    The championship game will be televised on CBS Sports Network, featuring Brett Dolan on the play-by-play call along with analyst Megan Perry.

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    A quick look at the boy's tournament brackets that are out there so far make it appear that the 22nd is the likely day for a first WNIT game here. Boys games at the Barn on the 20th and 21st so far from what I can see.
    Last edited by fanfromthevalley; 03-16-2019 at 08:58 PM.

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    Heard Mark Coyle on WCCO this morning. Essentially he said that the Gophers could host at least the first 3 dates and wouldn't have any real conflicts until the time of the Final Four.

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    Friday 22nd would work best for Gopher fans.

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    http://www.womensnit.com/sports/2019...path=post_wnit

    The field; bracket later.

    Automatic Qualifiers
    American (22-10), Patriot
    Butler (21-9), Big East
    California Baptist (18-11), WAC
    Cincinnati (21-10), American
    Denver (17-13), Summit League
    Furman (19-13), SoCon
    Green Bay (22-9), Horizon League
    Hartford (23-9), America East
    Hawaii (25-16), Big West
    High Point (22-8), Big South
    Idaho (20-11), Big Sky
    James Madison (25-5), Colonial Athletic
    Lamar (24-6), Southland
    Morehead State (23-10), Ohio Valley
    New Mexico (24-6), Mountain West
    North Carolina A&T (20-11), MEAC
    Northern Iowa (20-12), Missouri Valley
    Ohio (27-5), MAC
    Ohio State (14-14), Big Ten
    Penn (23-6), Ivy League
    Pepperdine (20-11), West Coast
    Prairie View A&M (17-13), SWAC
    Rider (19-12), MAAC
    Sacred Heart (19-12), Northeastern
    Stetson (16-15), Atlantic Sun
    UAB (25-6), Conference USA
    UT Arlington (23-7), Sun Belt
    VCU (23-9), Atlantic 10
    West Virginia (20-10), Big 12

    At-Large
    Arizona (18-13), Pac-12
    Arkansas (20-14), SEC
    Charlotte (18-12), Conference USA
    Dayton (17-13), Atlantic 10
    Drexel (24-8), Colonial Athletic
    Fresno State (19-12), Mountain West
    Georgetown (16-15), Big East
    Harvard (16-12), Ivy League
    Houston (15-15), American
    Idaho State (20-10), Big Sky
    IUPUI (20-11), Horizon League
    Kent State (19-12), MAC
    Loyola Marymount (18-14), West Coast
    Miami OH (23-8), MAC
    Middle Tennessee (22-10), Conference USA
    Minnesota (20-10), Big Ten
    Northeastern (20-11), Colonial Athletic
    Northern Colorado (21-10), Big Sky
    Northwestern (16-14), Big Ten
    Old Dominion (21-10), Conference USA
    Pacific (18-12), West Coast
    Providence (17-15), Big East
    Saint Mary's (20-11), West Coast
    South Alabama (24-10), Sun Belt
    Seton Hall (15-15), Big East
    South Florida (18-15), American
    Stephen F. Austin (25-6), Southland
    TCU (20-10), Big 12
    Toledo (20-11), MAC
    Troy (22-8), Sun Belt
    Villanova (18-12), Big East
    Virginia Tech (20-11), ACC
    Western Kentucky (18-14), Conference USA
    Wyoming (22-8), Mountain West
    Youngstown State (22-9), Horizon League

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