November 15, 2009 – Ohio State charged out hard Sunday in its second game of the Preseason Women’s National Invitation Tournament and was rewarded with a 91-72 win over Bowling Green.
The Buckeyes, ranked No. 3 in the country, vaulted into the semifinal game of the WNIT. They await Monday’s game between Marist and West Virginia to find out who their opponent will be. Ohio State will host that winner at 7 p.m. ET Thursday, Nov. 19.
In other games Sunday, Oklahoma State held on to defeat No. 19 Georgia Tech 70-64. Oklahoma State will play in its first Preseason WNIT semifinal in school history. The Cowgirls will travel to play New Mexico at 9 p.m. ET Wednesday, Nov. 18.
New Mexico held off Florida Gulf Coast 80-64 in Sunday’s Round 2 game. Florida Gulf Coast will travel to Georgia Tech for a consolation game. That date will be announced Monday.
In the other consolation game, Bowling Green will play the loser of Monday’s Marist-West Virginia matchup.
Round 2 Preseason WNIT Games
Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009
Ohio State 91, Bowling Green 72
Oklahoma State 70, Georgia Tech 64
New Mexico 80, Florida Gulf Coast 64
Monday, Nov. 16
Marist at West Virginia, 7 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Nov. 18
Oklahoma State at New Mexico, 9 p.m. ET
Thursday, Nov. 19
Marist-West Virginia winner at Ohio State, 7 p.m. ET
Consolation Rounds 1&2
Friday, Nov. 20
North Carolina A&T vs. Chicago State at Towson, 5 p.m. ET
Eastern Illinois vs. UTEP at Arkansas-Little Rock, 6 p.m. ET
Winthrop at Towson, 7:30 p.m. ET
Northern Colorado at Arkansas-Little Rock, 8:30 p.m. ET
Saturday, Nov. 21
NCA&T-Chicago State loser vs. Towson-Winthrop loser at Towson, 5 p.m. ET
Eastern Illinois-UTEP loser vs. UALR-Northern Colorado loser at UALR, 5:30 p.m. ET
NCA&T-Chicago State winner vs. Towson-Winthrop winner at Towson, 7:30 p.m. ET
Eastern Illinois-UTEP winner vs. UALR-Northern Colorado winner at UALR, 8 p.m. ET
Consolation Round 3
Florida Gulf Coast at Georgia Tech, date/time TBA
Bowling Green vs. Marist-West Virginia loser, site/date TBA