November 12, 2011 – The Consolation Rounds 1&2 bracket was announced today, with Akron and McNeese State named as the host sites for next weekend’s games in the Preseason Women’s National Invitation Tournament.
Akron will host Detroit, Drexel, and Howard on Nov. 18-19. Detroit and Drexel will meet in the first round beginning at 5 p.m. ET Friday, and Akron and Howard will play in the 7:30 p.m. ET game later that evening. On Saturday, the winners of Friday’s games will play each other, and the losers will play each other. Saturday’s game times are 5 and 7:30 p.m. ET, with Akron playing in the 7:30 p.m. game no matter if it wins or loses on Friday.
The other host site is McNeese State in Lake Charles, La. McNeese will host ETSU, UAB, and Manhattan. In the first game Friday at 6:30 p.m. ET, UAB and ETSU will match up. The second game features McNeese and Manhattan at 8:30 p.m. ET. On Saturday, the winners of Friday’s games will play each other, and the losers will play each other. Saturday’s game times are 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. ET, with McNeese playing in the 1 p.m. game no matter if it wins or loses on Friday.
The championship bracket of the Preseason WNIT continues tomorrow, with Round 2 games. Indiana State is at No. 2 Notre Dame at 2 p.m. ET; Chattanooga is at No. 1 Baylor at 3 p.m. ET; Long Island plays at Hartford at 4 p.m. ET; and Tennessee Tech is at UCLA at 5 p.m. ET.
Consolation Rounds 1&2,
Friday, Nov. 18, 2011
Detroit vs. Drexel at Akron, 5 p.m. ET
Howard at Akron, 7:30 p.m. ET
At McNeese State
UAB vs. ETSU at McNeese, 6:30 p.m. ET
Manhattan at McNeese, 8:30 p.m. ET
Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011
Detroit-Drexel winner vs. Akron-Howard winner, time TBA
Detroit-Drexel loser vs. Akron-Howard loser, time TBA
At McNeese State
UAB-ETSU winner vs. McNeese-Manhattan winner, time TBA
UAB-ETSU loser vs. McNeese-Manhattan loser, time TBA