The tournament schedule and game dates are now set for the 2017 Women’s Basketball Invitational. The 8th annual WBI begins in March, the week of the NCAA Tournament Selection Show, and will conclude less than two weeks later.
The 2017 NCAA Tournament field of teams will be announced Monday, March 13th and the 16-team WBI Bracket will be released later that evening. First round WBI games will begin Wednesday and Thursday, March 15th and 16th, while the second round games will be played Saturday, March 18th and Sunday, March 19th.
The tournament semifinals will be held either Wednesday or Thursday March 22nd or 23rd with the 2017 WBI Championship game played the final weekend of March. All WBI contests are played at campus sites.
Louisiana-Lafayette became the first, two-time champion after claiming the 2015 and 2016 titles. 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.