Aug. 28, 2012 – The Women’s National Invitation Tournament announced today that the championship game of the Preseason WNIT will be televised on CBS Sports Network.
The championship game will air live beginning at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 18. The matchup will feature the two finalists from the field of 16 invited programs, highlighted by Delaware, Georgetown, Iowa, Middle Tennessee and North Carolina. Thad Anderson and former University of Colorado head coach Ceal Barry announce.
“We are excited to showcase the strength of this fall’s Preseason WNIT teams,” WNIT director Renee Carlson said. “The championship game will spotlight teams that will be making noise in March at the NCAA Tournament.”
The Preseason WNIT, now in its 19th year, features some of the nation’s top teams from 16 different conferences. The field of 16 is Davidson, Delaware, Duquesne, Georgetown, Grambling State, Illinois State, Iowa, Kennesaw State, Liberty, Memphis, Middle Tennessee, Morehead State, North Carolina, Northern Illinois, Sacred Heart, and Sam Houston State. All games are hosted by participating schools.
Recent WNIT champions include Baylor, Connecticut, Notre Dame, North Carolina, Ohio State, and Purdue. Last year’s WNIT championship game featured No. 1 Baylor defeating No. 2 Notre Dame 94-81.
CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 613 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.