UIC Faces Minnesota In First Round Of WNIT On Wednesday Night
March 13, 2007
Chicago, Ill. - The UIC women's basketball team squares off against Minnesota in the first round of the Women's National Invitational Tournament (WNIT) on Wednesday, March 14. The game is set for a 7:00 p.m. tipoff at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minn. The winner will travel to face Western Kentucky on Monday, March 19 in the second round.
This marks UIC's (19-12) first postseason appearance in school history. The Flames posted the best regular season finish in history with 19 wins and an 11-game winning streak.
UIC finished second in the Horizon League with an 11-5 mark. The Flames are coming off an 88-83 loss in overtime to Butler in the 2007 Horizon League Tournament semifinals in Green Bay, Wis. on March 9.
Minnesota is making its first WNIT appearance after earning bids to the NCAA Tournament the last five seasons. The Golden Gophers (16-15) tied for fourth place (7-9) in the Big Ten Conference. Minnesota fell in the quarterfinals to Michigan State (77-68) on Friday, March 2.
Senior Kelly Roysland paces the Gophers with 13.1 points per game. Freshman Ashley Ellis-Milan owns a team-best 7.2 boards per game.
For more information on Wednesday night's WNIT matchup between UIC and Minnesota, please click on the game notes above.