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TCU Women's Basketball Earns WNIT Bid

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After finishing the season with a 17-13 record, the Frogs are heading back to the WNIT for the second consecutive year.

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The TCU Women's Basketball team barely missed a shot to play in the NCAA Tournament. After the 64-team field was announced, it was revealed that the Frogs were one of the dreaded "First Four Out." However, all is not lost for TCU. The Frogs won the Big 12's automatic bid to the WNIT by virtue of being the highest remaining team in the league not invited to the Big Dance. This marks the 13th postseason appearance in the last 15 years for TCU.

The 64-team WNIT field was announced this evening, with two other Big 12 teams joining TCU. West Virginia and Kansas State also made the cut as at-large teams. The Frogs will host the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks on Thursday in the University Recreation Center. The tipoff time will be announced on Tuesday. Should TCU win their First Round game, the Frogs will get the winner of Texas Southern at Southern Miss.

This is the fourth WNIT appearance for TCU in the program's history. The Frogs are 2-3 all-time in the Tournament, having advanced to the Quarterfinals in 2008 before falling to Colorado in overtime. Most recently, TCU fell to Colorado again in the First Round of the 2014 WNIT.

Head Coach Raegan Pebley becomes the just the second coach in TCU Women's Basketball history to lead the Frogs to the postseason. She is the first head coach in program history to accomplish that feat in their first season at the helm.

TCU's Region:

TCU Region

WNIT Schedule:

First Round

Wednesday, March 18

Eastern Washington at Washington State
Cleveland State at Michigan
Radford at East Carolina
UT Martin at Ole Miss
Western Michigan at Arkansas State

Thursday, March 19

Sacramento State at Pacific
San Francisco at Fresno State
Northern Colorado at Colorado State
Creighton at South Dakota
CSU Bakersfield at UCLA
Long Beach State at San Diego
Akron at Kansas State
Missouri at Northern Iowa
Texas Southern at Southern Miss
Stephen F. Austin at TCU
Virginia at Old Dominion
Army at St. John's
Central Connecticut State at Fordham
Hampton at Drexel
Buffalo at West Virginia
Duquesne at Youngtown State
NC State at ETSU
Hofstra at Penn
Temple at Marist
Elon at Georgia Tech
Ball State at Middle Tennessee

Friday, March 20

Hawaii at St. Mary's
Wright State at Toledo
Eastern Michigan at Drake
Tulsa at Missouri State
Maine at Villanova
Richmond at Stetson

Second Round

March 21-24

TBD

Third Round

March 25-27

TBD

Quarterfinals

March 28-30

TBD

Semifinals

April 1-2

TBD


Championship

Saturday, April 4, 2:00pm

TBD