November 13, 2010 – Florida battled a tenacious Central Florida team Saturday before emerging with a 77-67 victory in the first round of the Preseason WNIT.
Florida, which tallied a WNIT record 14 blocks in the game, was led by Jaterra Bonds with 15 points and four rebounds. Florida overcame 24 turnovers for the win. The Gators earned a Round 2 game at home, where they will host Charlotte beginning at 7 p.m. ET Monday, Nov. 15.
UCF will play in the Consolation Rounds 1&2 on Nov. 19-20. Details are below.
In the other Round 1 game Saturday, Charlotte defeated Iona 72-40 to advance to play Florida in the second round. Charlotte was led by Shannon McCallum, who had 21 points and four assists. Iona, led by Anda Ivkovic’s 10 points, will play in Consolation Rounds 1&2 on Nov. 19-20.
Second-round WNIT games continue Monday, with the schedule below.
In the Consolation Rounds 1&2, James Madison and Lamar are the two host sites. JMU will host Iona, Saint Francis PA, and UCF in games Friday and Saturday. The first game features Iona vs. UCF at 4:30 p.m. ET, followed by JMU vs. Saint Francis PA at 7 p.m. ET Friday. The winners and losers will meet each other Saturday.
Lamar will host Austin Peay, Utah Valley, and Valparaiso. The first game features Austin Peay vs. Valparaiso at 6 p.m. ET, followed by Lamar vs. Utah Valley at 8 p.m. ET Friday. The winners and losers will meet each other Saturday.
First-round Preseason WNIT games
Friday, Nov. 12, 2010
Purdue 93, Austin Peay 53
Missouri State 83, Lamar 60
Toledo 71, Saint Francis PA 66
Hampton 69, JMU 64
DePaul 84, Valparaiso 53
South Dakota State 87, Utah Valley 38
Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010
Florida 77, Central Florida 67
Charlotte 72, Iona 40
Round 2 Preseason WNIT games
Monday, Nov. 15, 2010
Toledo at Purdue, 7 p.m. ET
Charlotte at Florida, 7 p.m. ET
DePaul at Missouri State, 8 p.m. ET
Hampton at South Dakota State, 8 p.m. ET
Consolation Rounds 1&2
Friday, Nov. 19, 2010
UCF vs. Iona, 4:30 p.m. ET
Saint Francis PA at JMU, 7 p.m. ET
Austin Peay vs. Valparaiso, 6 p.m. ET
Utah Valley at Lamar, 8 p.m. ET
Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010
UCF-Iona loser vs. Saint Francis-JMU loser, 4:30 p.m. ET
UCF-Iona winner vs. Saint Francis-JMU winner, 7 p.m. ET
Austin Peay-Valparaiso loser vs. Utah Valley-Lamar loser, 2 p.m. ET
Austin Peay-Valparaiso winner vs. Utah Valley-Lamar winner, 4 p.m. ET