Marquette to Host Northern Iowa Friday in WNIT First Round
March 18, 2013
MILWAUKEE - The Marquette 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 host Northern Iowa on Friday, March 22 at 7 p.m. CT.
The selection into the 64-team field marks the 17th post-season appearance in program history for the Golden Eagles, who compiled a 16-15 overall record and a 7-9 mark in BIG EAST action. This is the 14th post-season appearance since head coach Terri Mitchell began her tenure at Marquette in 1996 and the first for MU since the 2010-11 season.
The selection into the WNIT field is the program's eighth all-time. The Golden Eagles are 13-7 all-time in WNIT/NWIT play. Marquette was last a participant in the 2010 WNIT, falling 74-72 at Illinois in overtime in second round action.
Northern Iowa is 16-16 overall and was 10-8 in the Missouri Valley Conference this season and will be making its fourth consecutive post-season appearance. Friday will be the sixth all-time meeting between the Golden Eagles and the Panthers with UNI holding a 3-2 overall mark in the series.
Tickets will be $10 for chairback seats, and $7 for GA bench seating. Tickets can be purchased starting Tuesday morning at 9 a.m., and will be available in person at the McGuire Center or by calling the ticket office at 414-288-4668 from 8 a.m - 5 p.m. Admission is free for all students.