@LATechWBB to Host Missouri State in WNIT

March 12, 2018

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RUSTON, La. -- For the second straight year Louisiana Tech will play in the field of 64 for the Women's National Invitation Tournament as the teams were released by Triple Crown Sports Monday night and this time the Lady Techsters will host a first round game.

The Lady Techsters will host Missouri State Thursday at the Thomas Assembly Center. Tipoff time will be announced Tuesday. Tickets for the game will go on sale in the Tech Ticket Office at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for youth (age 4-17). Tech students will get in free with valid Tech ID.

Fans can purchase tickets by calling 318-257-3631, emailing techtickets@latech.edu, logging onto LATechSports.com or coming by the office located in the Thomas Assembly Center (8:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m.).

Missouri State is out of the Missouri Valley Conference. The Bears posted a 20-11 record, including a 15-3 mark in league play and a second place finish. They are coached by former Tennessee Lady Vol Kelly Jolly Harper.

Tech (19-11) earned an at-large bid along with Conference USA members Rice and Middle Tennessee while regular season league champion UAB earned the automatic bid.

"We are very pleased to be participating in postseason play for the 2nd straight year," said Tech head coach Brooke Stoehr. "This group has worked hard all season and is deserving of this opportunity. I am thrilled for this team to be able to continue their season and compete together again. As we continue to build and lay a championship foundation, it is important for our students to experience postseason play and compete for championships."

This marks the program's third WNIT appearance as Tech participated in 2009 and 2017. Tech is 1-2 in WNIT games after last year's overtime loss at SMU.

Tech won 19 games, the most since 2010-11, and finished third in the Conference USA standings this year after ending the year with three straight victories, including wins over UAB and Rice.

Louisiana Tech is 5-1 against the field of 64 with wins over Penn State, Rice (twice), Middle Tennessee and UAB.


 

 

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