BYU’s season lives on in the NIT

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The BYU women’s basketball team will host Idaho State in the first round of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT) on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The Cougars (21–10) will play the Bengals (18–12) in the Marriott Center on Wednesday night. Whichever team wins will go on to play the winner of the game between San Diego State and UC Santa Barbara.

Xojian Harry gets ready to play defense in a home game against Gonzaga. (Photo by Whitnie Soelberg)
Xojian Harry gets ready to play defense in a home game against Gonzaga. (Photo by Whitnie Soelberg)

“I’m glad that our team has the opportunity to play in a postseason tournament and that we get a game at home in front of our fans,” BYU coach Jeff Judkins said in a news release. “Idaho State is a very good team, they have a great coach and are a very disciplined team.”

BYU went to the WNIT back in the 2010–2011 season. During that trip, the Cougars made it to the third round. The year before that, BYU made it to the quarterfinals before losing. This is Judkins’ fourth trip to the WNIT. His teams have made it to the NCAA tournament five times, including last season.

There are 64 teams invited to the WNIT, including two fellow West Coast Conference teams, St. Mary’s and San Diego. BYU split with St. Mary’s during the regular season and swept San Diego.

There are six teams in the WNIT that BYU played this season. The Cougars have a 6–2 record against those teams.

The game will be broadcast on BYUtv.

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