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WNIT Bound! VCU faces Charlotte at Siegel Center!

The WNIT is coming back to the Stu!

WNIT Bound! VCU faces Charlotte at Siegel Center!

VCU Women’s Basketball will be playing in the 2019 Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT). This will be the Rams’ ninth post-season tournament appearance in school history.

The Rams will take on former Atlantic 10 adversity Charlotte who now resides in Conference USA. That game will tip-off at 6 PM on Thursday, March 21st inside the Siegel Center.

VCU sits at 23-9 overall and took a share of the Atlantic 10 Regular Season crown with Fordham. In conference play, the Black & Gold went 13-3 and was the number 1 seed in the A-10 Tournament. VCU advanced to their first A-10 Championship game in school history but fell to Fordham at A.J. Palumbo Center.

Charlotte was the #7 seed in the C-USA Tournament with an 18-12 overall record. The 49ers defeated #10 Louisiana Tech before being eliminated by #2 UAB in the Quarterfinals. Laia Raventos made C-USA’s Second Team and All-Defensive Team. Jazmin Harris was named to the All-Freshman Team.

Head Coach Beth O’Boyle turned VCU Women’s Basketball program around and was awarded Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year. Tera Reed represented the Rams on the A-10’s All-Conference First Team. Danielle Hammond and Taya Robinson made the A-10 Third Team. Robinson also made A-10’s All-Defense Team and Kseniya Malashka was on the A-10 All-Rookie Team.

The winner of VCU/Charlotte will take on the winner of Virginia Tech/Furman in the next round. This will be VCU’s seventh appearance in the WNIT.

WNIT Bracket HERE and tickets for this game will be available at the VCU Athletics Ticket office at 8:30 AM tomorrow!

Mark graduated from VCU in 2014 with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. He started as a fan of the Black & Gold in the stands his freshman year. Mark was known as "Kazie" for his charismatic fandom with the VCU's student organization the Rowdy Rams. While at VCU he gained experience in sports media with WVCW on a sports radio show called Rowdy Radio. Following graduation, Mark continued crafting his social media skills with the Richmond Kickers while also handling VCU coverage. He is a true fan of the Rams and vocally passionate on and off camera. After the final whistle, you can probably find him at local RVA bar or brewery enjoying a drink and conversation.

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