Women's Hoops Opens the Season at Georgetown in First Round of Preseason WNIT
Setting the Scene... This is the first appearance for Sacred Heart in the WNIT and the second for Georgetown who were selected to the tournament in 2000. The Sacred Heart Pioneers are coming off a championship season and have been working hard in preparation to defend the Northeast Conference title. Sacred Heart returns the majority of starters for the 2012-13 season, including 2012 NEC Rookie of the Year Gabby Washington and 2012 NEC Tournament MVP Ericka Norman.
- This will be the third meeting between the Pioneers and the Hoyas
- Georgetown has won both match-up in the past; one at Sacred Heart and one in Georgetown
- The first meeting in 1999 was part of Sacred Heart's inaugural season in the NCAA Division I ranks
Preseason WNIT... The event features a three-game guarantee format. All games, including the semifinals and championship, are hosted by participating schools at their home facility. The initial round of the event involves eight sites hosted by par- ticipating institutions. The winner's bracket looks identical to past Preseason tourna- ments. Teams are selected for the Preseason WNIT based on their program's expected success for that season, their relevant past, their conference standings, fan base, and geographical location, to name a few criteria. The teams that compete well in the Pre- season WNIT typically go on to finish very strong and advance to postseason play.
Up Next... The winner of tonight's game heads to Newark, Del. to take on the Blue Hens of the University of Delaware Sunday. The loser will have to wait until Nov. 16 to play in the Preseason WNIT Consolation Round in a location to be determined.