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!