2002-03 Preseason WNIT Field Announced
June 26, 2002
LOS ANGELES - The USC women's basketball team will host Northern Arizona in the first round of the 2002-03 Preseason Women's National Invitation Tournament on Friday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Sports Arena.
The 16-team tournament field kicks off the women's college basketball season and includes top-rated teams such as Kansas State, Penn State, Colorado State, Mississippi State and USC. All games will be played on home campuses and sites will be determined after each round.
All first round matches will take place on Nov. 15, with second-round games played on Sunday, Nov. 17. The semifinals are scheduled on Wednesday, Nov. 20, and the championship game will take place on Sunday, Nov. 24.
The event features 12 teams who played in the postseason last season: Kansas State, Colorado State, Penn State, Mississippi State, Syracuse, Bucknell, Ball State, Georgia Tech, San Francisco, USC, Siena and Southwest Missouri State.
Following are this year's pairings and a .pdf version of the bracket.
Preseason WNIT First Round Games:
Ball State at Kansas State
North Carolina-Charlotte at Georgia Tech
San Francisco at Colorado State
Northern Arizona at USC
Bucknell at Penn State
Syracuse at Siena
South Alabama at Mississippi State
Tulsa at Southwest Missouri State