Women's Basketball To Face Villanova On Wednesday, March 19th In WNIT First Round

Quinnipiac University (21-12, 14-6 MAAC)
Villanova University (22-8, 12-6 BIG EAST)
2014 WNIT - First Round
The Pavilion - Villanova, Pa.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 7:00 PM
All-Time Series vs. Nova (DI): 0-1 (0-1)
Last Meeting: Nov. 24, 2001 - L, 61-55

Hamden, Conn.– For the third consecutive season, the Quinnipiac University women's basketball team (21-12, 14-6 MAAC) has qualified for national postseason tournament play. The Bobcats have accepted a bid into the  Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT), and will take on the Villanova Wildcats (22-8, 12-6 Big East) in the first round on Wednesday, March 19th. The tip off time will be announced on Tuesday. Quinnipiac will travel to Villanova for the opening round.

This marks the Bobcats' fourth Division I national postseason appearance, and their third entrance into the WNIT (2008, 2012). The Bobcats were defeated in the WNIT first round on March 19, 2008 by Iona and fell to Temple in the first round on March 15, 2012. Quinnipiac also earned a bid into the 2013 NCAA Tournament.

The WNIT features a 64 team field made up of automatic qualifiers as well as at-large candidates not participating in the NCAA Tournament. All 63 games are played on campus sites. The teams that made the tournament with automatic bids include: Iona, Stony Brook, Southern Utah, High Point, Cal Poly, Delaware, Princeton, North Carolina A & T, Indiana State. The full field was announced on Monday night.

The winner of Quinnipiac and Villanova will face the winner of George Washington and East Carolina in the second round of the WNIT.

Quinnipiac is 0-1 all-time against Villanova, with the lone meeting coming in November of 2001.

Student-Athletes, parents and fans can download the 2013-14 QU Athletics schedules to your laptop and mobile devices for free by clicking in the iCalendar link at the bottom of each sport's homepage or the master schedule page. Fans can also follow Quinnipiac Athletics on Facebook and Twitter (@QUAthletics) for all of the latest news and updates.

2014 WNIT - First Round Schedule

Round #1
Wednesday, March 19
Washington State at Montana, time TBA
TCU at Colorado, time TBA
Green Bay at Minnesota, time TBA
Quinnipiac at Villanova, time TBA
East Carolina at George Washington, time TBA

Thursday, March 20
Pacific at Oregon, time TBA
Cal Poly at San Diego, time TBA
Southern Utah at Colorado State, time TBA
Texas Southern at SMU, time TBA
Butler at South Dakota State, time TBA
Missouri at Creighton, time TBA
Marquette at Indiana State, time TBA
Belmont at Indiana, time TBA
Ball State at Northwestern, time TBA
IUPUI at Central Michigan, time TBA
High Point at Bowling Green, time TBA
Harvard at Iona, time TBA
Delaware at Rutgers, time TBA
VCU at Princeton, time TBA
American at Seton Hall, time TBA
Tulane at Mississippi State, time TBA
Lamar at Southern Miss, time TBA
Furman at Auburn, time TBA
Navy at Old Dominion, time TBA
Stetson at Miami, time TBA

Friday, March 21
Hawaii at Washington, time TBA
CSU Bakersfield at Saint Mary's, time TBA
Arkansas State at UTEP, time TBA
Stony Brook at Michigan, time TBA
Mount St. Mary's at Duquesne, time TBA
Charlotte at St. Bonaventure, time TBA
North Carolina A&T at South Florida, time TBA