UCR, LBSU Earn Berths in WNIT
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2016 Women's NIT
The season will continue for two more Big West clubs as UC Riverside and Long Beach State both earned berths into the WNIT.
The Highlanders (23-8) claimed the Big West automatic berth into the WNIT thanks to its regular season crown. UCR will hit the road for its first round matchup, a showdown with Gonzaga of the West Coast Conference Thursday, March 17. This will be the third WNIT appearance for the club, having previously earned berths in 2009 and 2011.
The 49ers (24-8) are making their third WNIT appearance in the last four years and fourth overall. The team earned an at-large berth into the field and will play a road game Thursday, March 17 at Oregon out of the Pac-12 Conference.
Second-round games will run March 19-22, Round three goes March 23-25, quarterfinals are March 26-28, and semifinals will be played March 30-31. The championship game will be played Saturday, April 2 and will be televised live and in HD on CBS Sports Network at 3 p.m. ET. All games are hosted by participating schools.
Game times will be announced by WNIT officials on Tuesday, March 15.