@SunDevilWBB earns WNIT berth
TEMPE, Ariz. – The Sun Devil women's basketball team (11-10, 6-9 Pac-12) has accepted an invitation to play in the 2021 Postseason WNIT. The Sun Devils will open up tournament play against Rice (18-4, 12-2 C-USA) on Friday at 11 a.m. CDT/9 a.m. MST at the Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center in Fort Worth, Texas.
ASU will be making its 20th postseason trip in the last 21 seasons a postseason competition has been held and its seventh straight trip in seasons in which a postseason competition has been held (six consecutive NCAA Tournaments 2014-19, 2021 WNIT).
This year's WNIT will start with eight teams each at four regional sites — Charlotte, N.C., Fort Worth, Texas, Memphis, Tenn., and Rockford, Ill.
First-round play begins Friday, March 19; Round 2 is March 20, and Round 3 is March 22. The four regional champions will advance to the Memphis site, with the semifinals tipping off March 26 and the championship game set for March 28.
All games will be available via streaming through FloHoops (fee-based website). Every team will get at least two games in this year's event.
This is the 23rd year for the Postseason WNIT and the first year the event has bracketed only 32 teams since 2006, as tournament officials pared the event back because of COVID-19 issues.
This will be ASU's sixth appearance in the WNIT: 2000, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2012, 2021. The Sun Devils have advanced as far as the second round (2003, 2010).