March 14, 2004
The Florida State women’s basketball program learned late Sunday that the Seminoles will be participating in the Women’s NIT for the second straight season. FSU (14-14) will travel to Mobile, Ala., on Wednesday, March 17th for a meeting with South Alabama (22-6) of the Sun Belt Conference.
“We’re pleased to be able to continue our season,” FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. “Participating in the post season will be a good experience for our entire team, but especially for our young kids. We look forward to playing at South Alabama. They have had a very good season and are especially strong at home.”
It will be the third post season appearance for the Seminoles in the past four years. FSU advanced to the second round of the WNIT last season before falling at eventual champion Auburn.
The Seminoles are one of two ACC schools among the 32-team field. A total of 14 conferences have teams in the WNIT. First-round games will be played beginning Wednesday, March 17 through Friday, March 19.
All tournament games are played at participating schools. No seeds are designated. The following are the tournament pairings, teams and their records. Game times will be announced Monday, March 15, by the WNIT and host schools. For more information, visit the Web site at www.womensnit.com
First-round games Pepperdine (17-12) at Washington (17-12), March 19 Creighton (19-9) at Colorado State (17-11), March 19 Drake (16-14) at Nebraska (17-11), March 18 Gonzaga (18-11) at Oregon State (15-14), March 19 Western Michigan (17-12) at Louisville (20-9), March 18 UNC Charlotte (16-13) at Clemson (17-10), March 17 South Florida (14-14) at Richmond (20-9), March 18 Florida State (14-14) at South Alabama (22-6), March 17
Idaho State (20-8) at Iowa State (15-14), March 17 Miami (Ohio) at Xavier (17-12), March 17 George Mason (18-10) at Seton Hall (14-14), March 18 Kent (19-9) at St. Joseph's (20-10), March 19 Cincinnati (15-15) at Western Kentucky (18-13), March 19 Tulsa (19-11) at Memphis (20-9), March 18 Rice (21-9) at Arkansas State (19-9), March 18 Arizona State (17-11) at UNLV (22-7), March 18