The Nebraska Womens Basketball Team will open the WNIT vs Missouri State, Wednesday March 15 at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Tip off is set for 5 pm MT. Nebraska finished the season 16-14 and 8-10 in Big 10 play. Missouri State went 20-11 overall and 14-6 in the Missouri Valley Conference. Coverage on KCOW-AM 1400 and 92.5 FM will begin at 4:45 pm MT on Wednesday. Second round games are scheduled for March 18-21. The Nebraska/Missouri State winner will face the Colorado State/Northern Iowa winner.
This year's WNIT berth marks the 19th postseason appearance in the past 25 seasons for the Huskers, as well as their third consecutive postseason bid.
The WNIT third round (Super 16) will be played March 22-24, followed by the quarterfinals (Great Eight) from March 25-27 and the semifinals (Fab Four) from March 28-29. The WNIT championship game is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. (CT) on April 1 and will be televised live on CBS Sports Network. All WNIT games are played on the campus of one of the participating schools.
Thanks to Mike Elliot, Director of Broadcast Operations for the Nebraska Radio Network for this little bit of trivia. Lady Husker play-by play announcer Matt Coatney was the play-by-play man for Missouri State Womens Basketball before joining the Nebraska Network in 1999.