The University of Washington and Washington State University women’s basketball teams were both selected to play in the women’s National Invitation Tournament. The Huskies will host Hawaii Friday in a first round match-up. The Cougars will face the University of Montana in an opening round game Wednesday in Missoula, Montana.
Washington will be playing in the WNIT for a third-straight season, having advanced to the quarterfinals in 2012 and the second round last season.
Overall, the Dawgs are making their sixth appearance in the WNIT.
This season, the Dawgs finished 17-13, including 10-8 in the Pac-12 season, but fell to Utah in the first round of the conference tournament.
The Cougars earn the program’s first trip the WNIT and are selected to a postseason tournament for the first time since 1991. Washington State owns a17-16 overall record, went 9-9 in the Pac-12 Conference and reached the semifinal round of the conference tournament for the second time in the last three seasons.
Washington State will be making its first postseason appearance since earning the program’s first and only trip to the NCAA Tournament in 1991 as an at-large selection.