The tournament schedule and game dates are now set for the 2018 Women’s Basketball Invitational. The 9th year event begins in March the week of the NCAA Tournament Selection Show and will conclude before the Final Four, the last week of March.
The WBI will announce its ninth annual field on Monday, March 12th, the same day the NCAA selects its field of 64 teams. First round WBI games will begin Wednesday and Thursday, March 14 and 15 while second round games are scheduled for Sunday, March 18 and Monday, March 19.
Teams advancing to the semifinals will play Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24 with the winners moving on to the title game. The 2018 WBI Championship game will be played either Wednesday, March 28 or Thursday, March 29. All WBI contests are played at campus sites.
Rice won the event in 2017 after Louisiana-Lafayette became the first, two-time champion- winning 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.