Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Quinnipiac Travels to Villanova for WNIT Opener

Here's another in the series previewing MAAC women's teams in national post-season tournaments.


The Bobcats are headed to a post-season event for the third consecutive season, their first as a conference member. Playing in the Northeast Conference at this time last year, Quinnipiac played in the NCAA Tournament.

This year it's the WNIT for the program, which will hit the road to take on Villanova of the Big East in a first-round contest on Wednesday evening, at 7 p.m.

It will be the Wildcats' 12th postseason appearance in the last 15 years, including 5 NCAA's and seven WNIT events. In its previous six trips to the WNIT, Villanova has a 6-6 record.

The winner will advance to the second round to meet the winner of the first-round East Carolina-George Washington game.

Quinnipiac enters the event with a 21-12 overall record, but advanced to the championship game of the MAAC's tournament, barely losing to Marist, 70-66.

Villanova is led by senior guard Devon Kane, who leads the team in scoring (12.6 points), assists (4.3), steals (37 total) and minutes played (32.5). She was recently named a first-team All-Big East selection.

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