Mountain West Sends Two Women's Teams To 2012 National Postseason
Aztecs earn automatic bid to NCAA Tournament; Lady Rebels get automatic bid to WNIT
March 12, 2012
2012 NCAA Tournament Interactive Bracket
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Mountain West will send two women's basketball teams to national postseason tournaments. San Diego State will move on to the NCAA Tournament with the league's automatic bid, while UNLV is headed to the Women's National Invitation Tournament.
This year marks the 13th consecutive season in which the Mountain West has sent multiple teams to the postseason. It is the tenth consecutive year, and 12th overall, that the MW will have a representative in the WNIT.
First round games will be played Sunday, March 18 with No. 4 seed Penn State (24-6) and No. 13 seed UTEP (29-3) squaring off at 3 p.m. MT. San Diego State will then face LSU at 5:30 p.m. MT. Both first round games will be televised on ESPN2. Tuesday's second round matchup between the winners of Sunday's games will be played at 7:30 p.m. MT and will be televised on ESPN or ESPN2.
Women's National Invitational Tournament
The Lady Rebels will play St. Mary's (21-10) on Thursday, March 15 at McKeon Pavilion in Moraga, Calif. The winner will advance to play the winner of Oregon State/UC Davis in the Second Round.