The prestigious event features four teams ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 poll: 2006 National Champion Maryland (4); 2007 Final Four team LSU (5); Michigan State (17); and Notre Dame (24). TCU and Western Kentucky, which both received votes, also are playing.
Those six teams, along with Delaware and Evansville, will each host first-round games tonight in the Preseason WNIT. The winners advance to second-round games to be played Sunday, Monday or Tuesday, and the losers will play Nov. 16-17 in consolation games. For the first time in the WNIT’s 14-year history, all teams are guaranteed to play three games, with the championship teams playing four.
First-round Preseason WNIT games
(All game times are ET)
All 2006-2007 team records in parentheses
Friday, Nov. 9, 2007
Princeton (13-15) at Maryland (28-6), 7 p.m. ET
ETSU (20-12) at Western Kentucky (23-9), 7 p.m. ET
Marshall (15-15) at Evansville (19-12), 7 p.m. ET
Radford (20-11) at TCU (21-11), 7:30 p.m. ET
IUPUI (14-16) at Michigan State (24-9), 7:30 p.m. ET
Delaware State (20-13) at Delaware (26-6), 8 p.m. ET
Samford (18-13) at LSU (30-8), 8 p.m. ET
Miami, Ohio (12-18) at Notre Dame (20-12), 9 p.m. ET