Rice and UNC Greensboro Advance to WBI Championship

Rice and UNC Greensboro Advance to WBI Championship

What started as a 16-team field has been whittled down to two as Rice University and UNC Greensboro advanced to the 2017 WBI Championship thanks to victories on Thursday (Mar. 23). The two teams will square off at 4 p.m. on Sunday(Mar. 26) at Tudor Fieldhouse on the Rice campus in Houston, TX.

Rice advanced to the title game after beating the University of Idaho 86-80 in the semifinals. The Owls are now 21-13 on the season while the Vandals finished 19-15. UNC Greensboro defeated Milwaukee 59-49 in Thursday’s other semifinal to move on to the championship game. The Spartans reached the 20-win plateau on Thursday and sit at 20-14 on the campaign. Milwaukee ended it season 22-12.

To follow the eighth annual WBI Championship game live please visit www.womensbasketballinvitational.com or www.riceowls.com. For ticket information please visit the Rice University Athletics Ticket Office.