RUSTON – For only the second time in program history, Louisiana Tech will play in the postseason Women’s National Invitation Tournament as part of the 64-team field released Monday night.
Louisiana Tech is one of three Conference USA schools in the tournament joining Middle Tennessee and Southern Miss and one of three state schools joining Tulane and Grambling State.
“We are thrilled for the opportunity to have our program playing in the postseason,” said LA Tech head coach Brooke Stoehr. “ I’m incredibly proud of the progress this young group has made throughout the season and am excited for them to get to experience playing in the WNIT. We look forward to the extra practice and development time for this group and another opportunity to compete for Louisiana Tech.”
The Lady Techsters first round opponent will be announced around 10:30 p.m. tonight. Date and tipoff times will be released Tuesday.
Tech, picked to finish 12th in the preseason Conference USA Coaches Poll, won seven of its last eight regular season games to finish fourth in the league and then advanced to the C-USA Tournament semifinals before falling to league champion WKU.
The Lady Techsters only other WNIT postseason appearance came in 2009. Tech defeated SMU 77-54 in Ruston before falling at Illinois State.