Women's National Invitation Tournament

Logo of the Women's National Invitational Tournament

Women's national college basketball tournament with a preseason and postseason version played every year.

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National Women's Invitational Tournament

Post-season tournament for women's intercollegiate basketball programs that was contested from 1969 to 1996.

Logo of the Women's National Invitational Tournament

After the NWIT folded in 1996, the concept was resurrected in 1998 by Triple Crown Sports under the same name, but the name was changed the following season to the Women's National Invitation Tournament (also known as the WNIT).

National Invitation Tournament

Men's college basketball tournament operated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

California's 1999 NIT trophy

From 1969 to 1996, a National Women's Invitational Tournament (NWIT) existed; the tournament was resurrected under the same name in 1998, and has been known as the Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) since 1999.

College basketball

Governed by collegiate athletic bodies including National Collegiate Athletic Association , the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), and the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).

NCAA men's college basketball game between Virginia Cavaliers and Duke Blue Devils
The home arena of the men's and women's basketball teams, Watsco Center on the University of Miami campus, 2003
A map of all NCAA Division I basketball teams.
A map of all NCAA Division II basketball teams.
A map of all NAIA Division I basketball teams.
Map of NAIA Division II basketball teams.

The previous college men's arc will remain in use for women's play for the time being, but the FIBA arc was to be used on an experimental basis in the 2020 Women's National Invitation Tournament and Women's Basketball Invitational (which ultimately were not held).

Big Ten Conference

Oldest Division I collegiate athletic conference in the United States, incorporated as the Intercollegiate Conference of Faculty Representatives in 1896, predating the founding of its regulating organization, the NCAA.

Big Ten logo (1990–2011). To reflect the addition of the 11th school, Penn State, the number 11 was placed in the negative space of the "Big Ten" lettering.
The conference's headquarters in Rosemont, Illinois

Women's basketball teams have played a total of ten times in the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament (since 1982) and Women's National Invitation Tournament Championship (since 1998).

NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament

Single-elimination tournament played each spring in the United States, currently featuring 68 college basketball teams from the Division I level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association , to determine the national championship.

A ticket from the 1988 tournament held in Kansas City, Missouri
The University of Dayton Arena, which has hosted all First Four games since the round's inception in 2011 (except 2021), as well as its precursor, the single "play-in" game held from 2001 to 2010. As of 2019, the arena has hosted 123 tournament games, the most of any venue.
The 2017 NCAA Final Four in what is now State Farm Stadium in Glendale
Rank #1 vs. other ranks (prior to 2018)
NCAA Tournament % Wins per rank (as of 2010)

(CBU was able to play in the women's NIT, which has never been operated by the NCAA.)

List of acronyms: W

(Main list of acronyms)

Wolframite mineral, with a scale in cm

WNIT – (i) Women's National Invitation Tournament

Sue Gunter

American women's college basketball coach.

Vince Carter (blue) tries to make a layup shot, while Pau Gasol (yellow) defends the basket

In Gunter's 22 years as the head coach at LSU (1982–2004), the Lady Tigers played in 14 NCAA Tournaments and two WNITs.

Georgetown Hoyas

The Georgetown Hoyas are the intercollegiate athletics teams that officially represent Georgetown University, located in Washington, D.C. Georgetown's athletics department fields 23 men's and women's varsity level teams and competes at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I level as a member of the Big East Conference, with the exception of the Division I FCS Patriot League in football.

The name "Hoyas" derives from Georgetown's college yell, Hoya Saxa.
Georgetown's baseball team is the oldest on campus, having formed in 1870.
The men's basketball teams plays their home games at the Capital One Arena in downtown Washington, D.C.
Georgetown football plays its home games on Cooper Field on their main campus.
The rowing blade features blue and gray, the team's colors since 1876.
Ingrid Wells helped the women's team reach the 2010 NCAA College Cup quarterfinals.
The 1910 Georgetown varsity track team
The Georgetown ice hockey club team has won the ACCHL championship four times.

They have been invited to the Women's National Invitation Tournament, five times, progressing furthest in 2009 by reaching the fourth round.

UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse

3,500-seat multi-purpose arena in the Uptown area of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania served by exits on both Interstate 376 and Interstate 579.

Madison Square Garden

The facility is used for most major sports at Duquesne, and has played host to NIT games, WNIT games, high school post season championships, national wrestling championships, and Atlantic 10 tournament competitions.

Saint Louis University

Private Jesuit research university with campuses in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, and Madrid, Spain.

The university at its Washington and Ninth location
DuBourg Hall, the oldest building on SLU's campus, and St. Francis Xavier College Church in 1909
DuBourg Hall, as it appears today
Northeastern quarter of Frost Campus with buildings mainly serving Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology
Joseph G. Lipic Clock Tower Plaza
Edward A. Doisy Research Center
Chaifetz Arena, viewed from the air
Village Apartments
St. Francis Xavier College Church
KSLU radio station in the Busch Student Center

In 2016, the women's basketball team made their second trip to the Women's National Invitation Tournament.