Colorado's Haley Smith (22) and the rest of the Buffs show their excitement after taking the lead in the second half. (Kai Casey/CU Independent)
Colorado's Haley Smith (22) and the rest of the Buffs show their excitement after taking the lead in the second half. (Kai Casey/CU Independent)

Women’s basketball to host TCU Wednesday in NIT tournament

Colorado women’s basketball has some postseason play to look forward to this month.

The field for the Women’s National Invitation Tournament was announced Monday, March 17, shortly following the announcement of this year’s women’s NCAA tournament selections. CU will be taking part in the WNIT, which begins Wednesday, March 19.

The Buffs (17-14, 7-13) will host Texas Christian University in the first round of the tournament. The TCU Horned Frogs of the Big 12 Conference boast an 18-14 record, with an 8-10 record in conference play.

The Horned Frogs were led in scoring this year by sophomore guard Zahna Medley, who averaged 16.9 points per game.

Colorado hopes to build off of a Pac-12 Tournament two weeks ago where, despite a weak conference record, they showed flashes of promise in a win over UCLA and a loss to No. 6 Stanford during which Colorado led at halftime.

CU plays TCU at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Coors Events Center.

Contact CU Independent Staff Writer Sam Routhier at Samuel.routhier@colorado.edu.

About Sam Routhier

Sam Routhier is a sports editor at the CU Independent and a student at CU majoring in History and Journalism with an emphasis in news editorial. Sam writes and stars on podcasts about sports, music and popular culture at the CUI. In his spare time he enjoys consuming sports, music, and popular culture. And food, lots of food.

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