March 13, 2017
2017 WNIT Bracket
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The Duquesne women's basketball team has accepted a bid to play in the 2017 Women's National Invitation Tournament.
Duquesne (18-15) will face Drexel (21-10) at the Daskalakis Athletic Center on Friday, March 17th at 7 PM.
The Dukes, who fell to Dayton in the Atlantic 10 Championship game, are making their ninth-straight postseason appearance.
Drexel (21-10, 11-7 CAA) fell to James Madison in the Colonial Athletic Association semifinals 76-68 on Friday night. The Dragons are 12-2 at home this season and are led by seniors Sarah Curran (15.5 ppg) and Jessica Pellechio (11.5 ppg).
This Friday will mark the first-ever game between the two teams.
The winner of Duquesne vs. Drexel will face the winner of Friday's contest between Princeton and Villanova.
Postseason WNIT Tournament Overview
The Women's National Invitation Tournament is an annual tournament involving 64 of the nation's top women's Division I basketball teams. All games, including the semifinals and championship, are hosted by participating schools. Every round is single elimination.
The Postseason WNIT features 32 first-round games, followed by 16 second-round games, eight third-round games, four quarterfinal games, two semifinal games and the championship. The championship game is televised live nationally. The event offers 32 automatic berths, one to each established conference, and 32 at-large berths. The WNIT field and bracket is announced late on the evening of the NCAA Tournament selections.
2017 Postseason WNIT
The 64-team tournament is a single-elimination event with all games played at sites of host schools. The WNIT is committed to offering deserved opportunities to women's basketball programs, and the 2017 Postseason WNIT features a full 64-team bracket.
The first round will kick off Wednesday, March 15, with the event culminating on Saturday, April 1 with the championship.
Selection - Monday, March 13
Round 1 - March 15-17
Round 2 - March 18-21
Round 3 - March 22-24
Round 4 - March 25-27
Semifinals - March 29-30
Championship - Saturday, April 1, 3 p.m. ET.