I’ve learned this afternoon that the women will definitely not host a WNIT game should the Flashes make the tournament.
So that means travel, likely within driving distance. The WNIT tries to schedule early round games in the same geographical area to keep down travel costs and missed class time.
I’ve talked about possible sites in the previous post. My best guess is still Penn State, followed by Virginia Tech and Drexel. Next closest in distance after Penn State would be Indiana or Indiana-Purdue at Indianapolis. (I’m of course guessing that those teams make the field, too.)
One place I mentioned the Flashes won’t be playing is Northwestern. The Wildcats are almost certainly will make the tournament, but they’ve already torn up their court for a complete renovation of the facility. They won’t even play there next season.
Announcement on whether they Flashes make the tournament will come about 9 p.m. Matchups should be known by midnight. Times and dates tonight or tomorrow.
First-round games are Wednesday through Friday.
There’s no guarantee that KSU will get a WNIT berth, but it’s a 64-team field on top of the 64-team NCAA tournament. By most rankings I’ve seen, Kent State is in the top 120 in the country.