Women's Basketball
MU Travels to Indiana State in WNIT First Round

Head coach Terri Mitchell and the Golden Eagles begin postseason play on Thursday

Head coach Terri Mitchell and the Golden Eagles begin postseason play on Thursday

March 17, 2014

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MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University women's basketball team has earned an at-large bid in Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT), announced Monday night by WNIT officials. The Golden Eagles will travel to Indiana State on Thursday, March 20. Tip-off will be set at a later time.

The selection into the 64-team field marks the 18th post-season appearance in program history for the Golden Eagles, who compiled a 21-10 overall record this season and went 11-7 in BIG EAST action. MU advanced to the semifinals of the BIG EAST Tournament this season before falling to DePaul. It is the 10th 20+ win season for the Golden Eagles and the 15th post-season appearance since head coach Terri Mitchell began her tenure at Marquette in 1996.

The selection into the WNIT field is the programs ninth all-time and the second in as many seasons. The Golden Eagles are 13-8 all-time in WNIT/NWIT play. Marquette fell to Northern Iowa in the first round last year, 61-59.

Indiana State enters the WNIT with a 20-10 overall record and went 14-4 in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Sycamores were the No. 1 seed in their conference tournament but fell in the semifinals, which gave them the WNIT automatic bid. It is the second consecutive postseason appearance for Indiana State. And MU owns a 2-1 record in the all-time series.

The winner of the game will face the winner of Indiana/Belmont. Additional game information will be available tomorrow.



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