WNIT RELEASE

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (March 13) – Seattle University women’s basketball will play at Wyoming in the first round of the 2017 Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT) on Thursday. The game is set for a 5:30 p.m. Pacific tip-off.

“We are thrilled to be part of the WNIT and extend our season,” said Coach Suzy Barcomb. “What a wonderful opportunity for this senior class to take the court again and continue to show leadership to the underclass.”

Seattle U (15-17) earned an automatic berth in the tournament by finishing second in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) regular-season standings. The Redhawks advanced to the WAC Championship game last week.

Wyoming went 21-9 overall and 13-5 in the Mountain West Conference (MWC). It lost to Fresno State in the MWC quarterfinals last week. Coach Joe Legerski is in his 14th season at Wyoming, having won 261 games.

The berth is the third Division I postseason appearance for Seattle U. It went to the 2012 CBI and the 2013 WNIT.

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