Big 12 regular and postseason champion, the Baylor Lady Bears will compete along with 15 other teams, in the 2011 Preseason Women’s National Invitation Tournament on Friday, November 11th at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.
The Lady Bears will host Howard Universityin a first-round game. Joining Baylor and Howard in the tournament will be Akron, Chattanooga, Detroit, Drexel, ETSU, Hartford, Indiana State, Long Island, Manhattan, McNeese State, Notre Dame, Tennessee Tech, UAB and UCLA.
The Preseason WNIT features a three-game guarantee format. The event opens November 11th with first-round games. Second-round games will be played November 13-14th, semifinals will be November 16th-17th, and the championship is set for Sunday, November 20th.
Baylor has twice hosted Preseason WNIT games. In 1998 the Lady Bears defeated UL-Monroe 84-65, before losing in second-round action to 22nd ranked Florida70-58.