Maine at Villanova, 7 p.m. ET – Sigi Koizar and Liz Wood are the focus of Maine's offense, which enters this game averaging 61.1 points per contest. Koizar and Wood, each named to the America East All-Conference First Team, lead the Black Bears in scoring, averaging 14.1 ppg and 13.9 ppg, respectively. Villanova is led by junior guard Caroline Coyer, an All-Big East selection, who leads the team in scoring (13.5 ppg.), assist (4.4 apg.) and steals (44). Senior center Emily Leer, a second team All-Big East selection, ranks second on the team in scoring at 12.1 ppg.
Richmond at Stetson, 7 p.m. ET – Richmond freshman guard Kylie Murphree is having an impressive start to her young Spider career. The Fairfax, Va., native makes a huge defensive impact on the floor as she is averaging 23.4 minutes per game and leads the team with 50 steals and 75 assists throughout the 30 games played. Stetson Playing in the WNIT gives the Hatters several opportunities. First, the team is hosting an NCAA postseason game for the first time ever. Second, the Hatters have a chance to equal and surpass last year's mark of advancing to the second round of the WNIT. Third, it extends the careers of the senior class, who have won a total of 97 games since the start of the 2011-12 season. That marks the highest win-total for any four-year class in school history.
Tulsa at Missouri State, 8 p.m. ET – Tulsa has made four postseason appearances, including WNIT bids in 2004 and 2005, and NCAA bids in 2006 and 2013. TU lost in the first round in 2004 (Memphis), 2005 (Texas A&M) and 2013 (Stanford), but went 1-1 (W, North Carolina State; L, DePaul) in 2006 for a 1-4 overall mark in postseason play. Missouri State is making its sixth WNIT appearance and boasts a 10-4 record in the event with a championship in 2005. The Lady Bears have played all but one of their WNIT games at home, and are 10-3 in Springfield in the tournament.
Eastern Michigan at Drake, 8:05 p.m. ET – Coming off an incredible run through the Mid-American Conference Tournament, Eastern Michigan enters the game with a mark of 22-12 after becoming the first No. 6 seed to reach the women's title game. Cha Sweeney averages 17 points per game. Great shooting and unselfish play has propelled Drake; the team leads the MVC and ranks 16th nationally with a 44.8 percent field goal percentage while also leading the league in team assists at 17.5 per game. The team assists mark ranks 10th in the nation.
Hawaii at Saint Mary’s, 9 p.m. ET – Overall, senior Shawna-Lei Kuehu continues to lead Hawai'i with career-highs of 349 points, 186 rebounds, 81 assists, 40 blocked shots and a team-high 42 steals. She is averaging a team-high 12.0 points and 6.4 rebounds per contest. Saint Mary’s features a balanced team, led by first-team All-WCC Lauren Nicholson with 17.0 ppg. Every SMC starter has recorded at least one double-double this season. Carli Rosenthal leads the way with four double-doubles, followed by Stella Beck (3), Hayley Hendricksen (1), Shannon Mauldin (1) and Nicholson (1).