WNIT Announces Pairings For All Five MAC Teams

Updated 3/18/2013

 

 
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Two hours after Central Michigan's NCAA Tournament fate was revealed during the selections show, five more teams learned their post-season futures when the WNIT announced it's 64-team field.
 
Toledo secured the conference's automatic bid into the WNIT by winning the MAC's regular-season title.  
 
In addition to the Rockets, Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green and Miami have received at-large berths into the Women's National Invitaion Tournament.
 
Toledo and Bowling Green will each host a first round game, as the Rockets will host Butler, while the Falcons will host SMU.  Both games are slated to be on March 21st with times yet to be determined.
 
The remaining three teams, Akron, Ball State and Miami, will all hit the road for each of their first round games.  Akron will travel to Pittsburgh to meet with Duquesne, while Ball State and Miami will faceoff with Big Ten foes Minnesota and Illinois.  Akron's meeting with Duquesne, and Miami's meeting with Illinois are slated for Thursday, while Ball State will play on Friday, March 22.
 
The five teams representing the MAC ties for the most with the Atlantic-10 and Conference USA for the most well represented conferences in the tournament this year.  It also marks the most teams to ever represent the conference in a single post-season tournament.  The previous record was four teams when Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Kent State and Toledo were in the 2011 WNIT.
 
Game times will be announced Tuesday.