2016 WBI Dates Set
The tournament schedule and game dates are now set for the 2016 Women’s Basketball Invitational. The event, which will celebrate its 7th year this season, begins in March the week following the NCAA Tournament Selection Show and will conclude in less than two weeks.
The NCAA Tournament Selection show is set for Monday, March 14 with the 16-team WBI Bracket released later that night. First round WBI games will begin Wednesday and Thursday, March 16 and 17 while second round games will be played Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20.
The tournament semifinals will be held either Wednesday or Thursday March 23 or 24 with the 2016 WBI Championship game played the final weekend of March. All WBI contests are played at campus sites.
The WBI has seen six different champions over the years with five different conferences represented. Louisiana-Lafayette of the Sun Belt Conference claimed the 2015 crown with a victory over Siena in March. Appalachian State won the inaugural event in 2010, UAB claimed the 2011 title while Minnesota captured the crown in 2012. The 2013 and 2014 titles went to Horizon League teams as Detroit claimed the 2013 title and UIC won in 2014.
Please check the official WBI website, www.womensbasketballinvitational.com for further information, history and records of the event, and contact information.