BOULDER - The University of Colorado is one of 64 teams selected to participate in the 2014 Postseason Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT).
Colorado, 17-14 overall, will open WNIT play by hosting Texas Christian University on Wednesday, March 19, at 7 p.m. MDT at the Coors Events Center. The winner of Wednesday's game will face either Colorado State University or Southern Utah University in a second round matchup in the time frame of March 22-25.
TCU is 18-14 overall and finished seventh in Colorado’s former affiliation, the Big 12 Conference, at 8-10. The Horned Frogs earned the Big 12’s automatic bid into the tournament.
Colorado finished tied with Oregon for ninth in the Pac-12 Conference with a record of 6-12. The Buffaloes are one of four Pac-12 teams in the field joining the Ducks, Washington and Washington State.
"We are excited to be given the opportunity to keep playing," fourth-year CU head coach Linda Lappe said. "I really feel we are playing our best basketball at the end of the season. We are proud to represent the Pac-12 Conference and the University of Colorado as we head into the postseason for the fourth-straight season.”
Colorado advances to postseason play for the 22nd time in team history. This will be the Buffaloes’ fifth trip to the postseason WNIT. CU is 10-4 in WNIT play advancing to the quarterfinals in 2011 and 2012 and the semifinals in 2008.
The Buffaloes and Horned Frogs have some recent WNIT history. Colorado defeated TCU 96-90 in an overtime thriller in the quarterfinals of the 2008 event in Boulder.
Tickets begin at $11 for adults and $6 for youth/senior general admission and up to $21 for reserved courtside seats. CU Boulder student tickets are $6 with a Buff OneCard.
Season ticket holders will be notified via email overnight Monday on how to obtain tickets in their same seats online. If you do not receive an email, call the CU Athletic Ticket Office at 303-492-5858. Season ticket holders will have until 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, to get their tickets either online or by phone. At 7 p.m. they will be released to the public.
For season ticket accounts that claim their tickets by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, their tickets all tickets will be sent via Print-at-home for accounts with a valid email address. All others will be available at Will Call at the Folsom Field Ticket office starting at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday and at the Coors Events Center Ticket Office starting one hour prior to tip off. For Will Call, please bring a photo ID to claim your tickets.
The general public can buy tickets beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday online at www.CUBuffs.com/tickets, at all TicketsWest Outlets in King Soopers, by calling 303-492-8337 or in person at the Athletic Ticket Office in Folsom Field (open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday). The Coors Events Center Ticket Office will open one hour prior to tip off.
Colorado home games during the Postseason WNIT will be streamed live through its Pac-12.com video portal. All Colorado games will be carried live on KKZN AM 760 and online audio coverage is also available through the BuffsTV player at CUBuffs.com.