WNIT WBB Preview Versus Akron - Thursday 7:00 P.M.
March 19, 2013
GAME DAY INFORMATION
DUQUESNE ALL-TIME IN THE WNIT
DUQUESNE AND AKRON ALL-TIME
THE LAST MEETING
AGAINST THE MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE
Duquesne is 20-16 and Coach Serio is 12-3 all-time against the teams in the MAC. The Dukes have wom 11 of its last 12 against MAC teams.
ABOUT THE WNIT
First-round action tips off on Wednesday, March 20 and concludes on Friday, March 22. Second-round games begin March 23-25, round three March 27-29, quarterfinals March 30-April 1, and semifinals April 3-4. The championship game will be played on Saturday, April 6 and will be televised live and in HD at 3 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network. All games are hosted by participating schools.
This year's tournament features five teams from each of the Atlantic 10, Conference USA, and Mid-American and four from both the Big West and Southeastern. The Big Sky, Colonial, Missouri Valley, Sunbelt, and West Coast will all have three schools represented. Other conferences in the field include: America East (2), Big 10 (2), Mountain West (2), Pacific 12 (2), Southern (2), Atlantic Coast (1), Atlantic Sun (1), Big 12 (1), Big East (1), Big South (1), Horizon (1), Ivy (1), MAAC (1), MEAC (1), Northeastern (1), Ohio Valley (1), Patriot (1), Southland (1), Summit (1), SWAC (1), and WAC (1).
Tournament officials awarded an Automatic Qualifying berth to 29 conferences. This spot went to the team that finished the highest in the regular-season conference standings that did not advance to the NCAA Tournament. If there were ties, the WNIT abided by the conference tiebreaker. A team earns the AQ berth regardless of its overall record. A total of 35 teams were then given an At-Large berth; a team must have an overall record of .500 or better to be considered.
The Postseason WNIT is owned and produced by Triple Crown Sports based in Fort Collins, Colo. TCS also organizes men's and women's college basketball tournaments in Cancun, and the Preseason WNIT. TCS manages over 300 amateur sporting events across the country in volleyball, fastpitch, baseball, and basketball. With 30 years of experience in the event business, TCS is nationally-recognized as a premier tournament organization.