The women’s basketball team will host Stephen F. Austin State University at 7 p.m. Thursday at College Park Center in the first round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.
UTA was announced as an automatic qualifier for the Women’s National Invitation Tournament following its elimination from the Sun Belt Conference Women’s Basketball Championships on Friday.
The Lady Mavericks and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock were crowned as regular season co-conference champions, giving both a chance for automatic qualification to the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. Since Little Rock won the conference tournament and advanced to the NCAA tournament, UTA received the automatic bid.
It’s the first postseason berth for the Lady Mavericks since the 2016-17 season, when they lost in the first round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament to Tulane University. This season will mark the team's third appearance at the tournament.
This article has been updated with new information. The final bracket for the Women’s National Invitation Tournament was announced Monday.