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Rider Will Face Virginia Tech in the First Round of the WNIT

Courtesy: Rider Sports Information
         
Release: March 14, 2017
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LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – The Rider University women’s basketball team will face Virginia Tech on Friday, March 17, at 7:00 pm in the first round of the 2017 Women’s NIT. The Broncs (24-8, 16-4 MAAC) and the Hokies (17-13, 4-12 ACC) are meeting the first time.

The Women’s NIT announced its 64-team field for the 20th annual tournament on Monday night. Shortly after the field was released, the 2017 brackets came out.

Virginia Tech is headed to the postseason for the 14th time in program history, while Rider is making its first postseason appearance. The Hokies posted a 17-13 mark this season and had wins over NCAA teams Tennessee, Auburn and UNC Asheville, as well as fellow WNIT participants Georgetown, Radford, Central Florida and Wake Forest.

The second round of games is scheduled for March 18-21. The Postseason WNIT features 32 first-round games, beginning Wednesday through Friday, March 15-17. The event culminates Saturday, April 2, with the championship game, which will be televised live on CBS Sports Network beginning at 3 p.m. ET. Each round of games will be played at campus sites. The event offers 32 automatic berths, one to each established conference, and 32 at-large berths.
2017 WNIT Bracket
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WBB: HL vs. Quinnipiac (MAAC Championship) 3/6/17
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WBB: HL vs. Fairfield 3/5/17
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WBB: HL vs. Canisius 2/12/17
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WBB: HL vs. Siena 2/4/17
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HL: WBB vs. Saint Peter's 1/28/17
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WBB: HL vs. Manhattan 1/26/17
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WBB: HL vs. St. Peter's 1/19/17
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WBB: HL vs. Fairfield 1/14/17
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WBB: HL vs. Iona 01/02/17
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WBB: HL vs. St. Francis Brk 12/21/16
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WBB: HL vs. La Salle 11/17/16
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WBB: HL vs. Lafayette 11/14/16
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WBB: HL vs. TCNJ 11/6/16
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WBB: Senior Day 2/21/16
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WBB: HL vs. Quinnipiac 2/21/16
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WBB: HL vs. Saint Peter's 2/18/16
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WBB: Video Winning Shot vs. SPU 2/9/16
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WBB: HL vs. Iona 2/7/16
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