FORT COLLINS, Colo. – It will be a quick turnaround for the UNI women’s basketball team as they get ready to host the opening round of the WNIT tournament.
The Panthers will begin post-season play this week on Thursday, March 17 against the Kansas City Roos’ at home in the McLeod Center. This will be the second time that UNI has hosted the opening round of the WNIT tournament in five years and the first since 2018 against Milwaukee. Tip-off on Thursday is set for 6 p.m. from Cedar Falls.
UNI made their longest run in the WNIT Tournament last season, getting all the way to the semifinals against Ole Miss. The Panthers were the Rockford Regional Champions with wins against Dayton, Creighton, and Saint Louis with junior guard Kam Finley named as the regional MVP along with making the All-Tournament team.
The WNIT is powered by Triple Crown Sports and was first held in 1998. The traditional 64-team field makes its return this season as the field was limited to 32 teams in 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns.