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Lady Lions earn NIT bid

Courtesy of Penn State Athletics
Penn State Women’s Basketball Earns WNIT Berth
Penn State returns to the postseason with its third ever appearance in the WNIT

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Playing its best basketball in March is always the goal for head coach Coquese Washington and the Penn State women’s basketball program and for the first time since 2013-14 the Lady Lions will return to the national postseason after being selected for an at-large berth in the 2017 Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT).

The 64-team tournament is a single-elimination event with all games played at sites of host schools. The first round will kick off Wednesday, March 15, with the event culminating on Saturday, April 1 with the championship game. More information on the event can be found at www.womensnit.com.

The Lady Lions will make their third appearance in the WNIT in school history and host Ohio University in the first round of the event on Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m. inside the Bryce Jordan Center. With Penn State’s selection to the WNIT, the program has bid to host the first four rounds of the event and information on ticket sales is below.

The host site for each game is selected by the WNIT committee and based on several factors and information will be provided as it becomes available.

* – Penn State has bid to host the first four rounds of the event and season ticket holders will need to purchase all four games to guarantee their regular season seat location for each game. If Penn State does not host all four games, patrons will be reimbursed for the remaining games.

– Penn State claimed the first-ever WNIT Championship with a 59-56 victor over Baylor on March 24, 1998 in Waco, Texas.
– Penn State has appeared in two previous WNIT events, winning the inaugural event in 1998 and appearing again in 2010.
– The Lady Lions are 4-1 all-time in the event, including a 3-1 record at home.
– In the last appearance in the WNIT, Penn State fell, 76-68, to Hofstra on March 18, 2010.

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