Women's Basketball: Preseason WNIT Tomorrow

  • November 12, 2009 03:09 PM
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By Phil Caskey for MSNsportsNET.com
November 12, 2009
  • WVU vs. Towson Preseason WNIT First Round Game Notes 11/13/09

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The West Virginia University women’s basketball team opens its 37th season of competition in the first round of the Preseason WNIT, Friday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m., against Towson at the WVU Coliseum.

    West Virginia and Towson will be meeting for the fourth time in a series that began in 1979 and was last played in 2001. The Mountaineers own a 3-0 all-time record against the Tigers, including a 2-0 mark at the WVU Coliseum. The last time the two teams faced each other, WVU won, 64-50, at Towson in 2001.

    West Virginia returns three starters from last year’s 18-15 squad that advanced to the Postseason WNIT second round, including preseason all-BIG EAST performer Liz Repella and reigning BIG EAST Most Improved Player of the Year Sarah Miles.

    Towson returns four senior starters and seven letterwinners from last year’s 17-13 squad that finished 8-10 in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) play. First team all-CAA performer Shanae Baker-Brice returns her 17.0 points and 4.4 rebounds per game average.

    The first 1,000 fans to enter the game will receive a complimentary gold rally towel and face-painting for all ages will be held on the concourse level from 5 to 6 p.m. WVAQ radio personality Lacy Neff will broadcast live from 3 to 6 p.m. inside the Coliseum, leading up to the contest. Members of the WVU men’s basketball team will also be available for autographs in the concourse, prior to tip. The contest will also be poster night, where fans can get a copy of the WVU women’s basketball poster.

    Fans who attend are encouraged to stay and watch the West Virginia-Cincinnati football game on the Coliseum videoboard after the women’s game has concluded. Kickoff is at 8 p.m.

    WVU students can register to win a voucher good for free textbooks for next semester at the WVU marketing table at the Blue Gate.

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