The CSU women’s basketball team will face a familiar foe when the 64-team Women’s National Invitation Tournament begins Thursday.
The Rams, winners of back-to-back Mountain West regular-season titles, will host Northern Colorado on Thursday night at Moby Arena. Tipoff is at 7 p.m.
CSU (23-7) has posted back-to-back 20-win seasons under third-year coach Ryun Williams and is making its second consecutive trip to the WNIT. UNC (20-12) finished second in the Big Sky Conference Tournament.
The Rams and Bears have not played since 2011, but CSU leads the all-time series 20-11, including a 13-3 record in Fort Collins. The winner of this game advances to play the winner of the South Dakota-Creighton game. Date and site of that game are to be determined.
Tickets are available online, at the CSU ticket office at the McGraw Athletic Center, or by calling (970) 491-7267.