Wyoming Cowgirls Receive Bid to 2013 WNIT, Will Host Northern Colorado on Thursday, March 21

March 18, 2013


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The Cowgirl Basketball team received an invitation to the 2013 Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) on Monday evening. Wyoming will host the Northern Colorado Bears, on Thursday, March 21, in a WNIT First Round Game. The game time is set for 7:00 p.m. Live stats and video will be available on www.gowyo.com.

Tickets to Thursday's game are on sale online now at www.gowyo.com and at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning through the University of Wyoming Athletics Ticket Office. Ticket prices are $13 for adults, $7 for children (3-18) and $5 for UW students.

Cowgirl Basketball season-ticket holders who wish to reserve their regular-season seats must either call the UW Athletics Ticket Office or drop by the ticket office prior to noon on the day of the game. Season-ticket holders will not be able to reserve their regular-season seats online through www.gowyo.com. The UW Athletics Ticket Office phone numbers are: (877) 996-3261 or (307) 766-4850.

This year's WNIT appearance by the Cowgirls marks the sixth postseason tournament berth in head coach Joe Legerski's ten seasons at Wyoming. UW will be playing in the WNIT for the fifth time during Legerski's tenure, advancing to the Second Round in 2006, winning the 2007 WNIT title and moving in to the Third Round in 2010 and 2011. Wyoming also earned the schools' first-ever bid to the NCAA Women's Tournament in 2008.

"We are excited to have the opportunity to play at this time of the season," said head coach Joe Legerski. "This now makes six years that the Wyoming program has played in postseason in my time here. We look forward to the challenges ahead. The ability to host a game reflects the commitment by our administration and our great fan support."

The WNIT committee selects 64 teams for its 2013 Postseason WNIT. The field will consist of 31 automatic berths and 33 at-large teams. First Round games will be played over a three-day period Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, March 20-22. The entire schedule for this year's WNIT is as follows:

Round 1: Wed.-Fri., March 20-22
Round 2: Sat.-Mon., March 23-25
Round 3: Wed.-Fri., March 27-29
Quarterfinals: Sat.-Mon., March 30-April 1
Semifinals: Wed.-Thurs., April 3-4
Championship: Sat., April 6

The Cowboy Joe Club & UW Athletic Department invites fans to the official WNIT Pregame Hospitality prior to the Cowgirls' First Round WNIT game on Thursday from 5:00-6:30 p.m. in the Paul & Marge Roach Hall at War Memorial Lobby on the south end of War Memorial Fieldhouse. The pregame hospitality is open to the public. Cost for the pregame function will be: FREE for Gold Card Cowboy Joe Club members, $5 for Brown Card Cowboy Joe Club members and $10 for the general public. A light meal will be served and complimentary pop or bottled water will be offered. A cash bar will also be available with costs of $3 for beer.