Black Bears Get WNIT Tourney Invite
The UMaine women's basketball get some consolation after the heartbreaking loss in the America East Conference championship game. The Women's NIT awards automatic bids to the highest finishing team in each conference that is not picked for the NCAA tournament.
The Black Bears are not expected to get a NCAA at-large bid.
So now the question is - can Maine host a WNIT game or will they have to travel?
We find out Monday night once the NCAA picks its field, the WNIT announces its 64-team field. First round games are played March 16th through the 18th. (Next Wednesday through Friday)
NOTE: Among the teams already in the 64-team WNIT...
Abilene Christian (25-3), Southland
Bethune-Cookman (18-12), MEAC
Fresno State (21-11), MWC
Maine (26-8), America East
Mercer (24-8), Southern
Montana State (21-9), Big Sky
Ohio (24-6), MAC
Quinnipiac (24-8), MAAC
South Dakota (26-6), Summit
UC Riverside (23-8), Big West
UT Martin (21-9), OVC