2007 Women's National Invitation Tournament

The 2007 Women's National Invitation Tournament[1] (WNIT) was a single-elimination tournament of 48 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I teams that did not participate in the 2007 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament.

The teams were deemed the "best of the rest" from the 31 Division I conferences were joined by 17 at-large selections.

The final four of the tournament paired Wisconsin against Western Kentucky and Wyoming against 2006 WNIT champion Kansas State. Wisconsin (23–12) defeated Western Kentucky 79–72. Meanwhile, across the country, Wyoming and Kansas State played a triple-overtime thriller. The Cowgirls eventually pulled out the victory, holding Kansas State to a single point in the third overtime, and winning 89–79.

The championship game of the WNIT was played Saturday, March 31, 2007 in front of 15,462 fans at the Arena-Auditorium in Laramie, WY (the largest crowd in Wyoming Cowgirl History). Wyoming dominated the game and won 72–56, bringing the Cowgirls their first postseason championship win. They also became the first Mountain West Conference team to win the tournament.

Region 1

  Round 1
March 14–16
Round 2
March 16–19
Round 3
March 20–22
Quarterfinals
March 22–25
                                     
       
  Missouri 67  
    Wyoming 73  
Wyoming 84
Nevada 56  
  Wyoming 64  
  Oregon 62  
       
       
  Oregon 70
    UC Santa Barbara 54  
San Diego 63
UC Santa Barbara 75  
  Wyoming 70
  South Dakota State 59
       
       
  Indiana 74
    Iona 71  
Iona 91
Long Island 79  
  Indiana 53
  South Dakota State 60  
       
       
  South Dakota State 61
    Illinois State 48  
Illinois State 71***
Rice 61  

(***) denotes triple overtime NOTE: ESPN has UC-Santa Barbara winning 70-54, but Oregon advancing. Reasons for this are currently unknown. However, http://www.portlandtribune.com/sports/story.php?story_id=117423503011776600 indicates, correctly, that Oregon won by the same score.

Region 2

  Round 1
March 14–16
Round 2
March 16–19
Round 3
March 20–22
Quarterfinals
March 22–25
                                     
       
  Virginia Tech 74  
    Western Carolina 64  
W. Carolina 91
E. Tennessee St. 63  
  Virginia Tech 73  
  Auburn 81  
       
       
  Auburn 74
    UAB 60  
UAB 81
Davidson 77  
  Auburn 54
  Kansas State 67
       
       
  Illinois 59
    Utah 48  
Utah 78
Montana 70  
  Illinois 51
  Kansas State 66  
       
       
  Kansas State 72
    Southern Illinois 46  
Stephen F. Austin 50
Southern Illinois 58  

Region 3

  Round 1
March 14–16
Round 2
March 16–19
Round 3
March 20–22
Quarterfinals
March 22–25
                                     
       
  Mississippi State 79  
    Tulane 73  
Tulane 76
Jackson State 43  
  Mississippi State 56  
  W. Kentucky 59  
       
       
  W. Kentucky 73
    Minnesota 57  
Minnesota 97
Illinois-Chicago 54  
  W. Kentucky 72
  Hofstra 54
       
       
  South Carolina 81
    Hartford 40  
Hartford 70
Bucknell 54  
  South Carolina 59
  Hofstra 64  
       
       
  Hofstra 64
    Seton Hall 52  
Seton Hall 60
Dartmouth 39  

Region 4

  Round 1
March 14–16
Round 2
March 16–19
Round 3
March 20–22
Quarterfinals
March 22–25
                                     
       
  Virginia 74  
    Charlotte 72  
Charlotte 72
High Point 45  
  Virginia 73  
  S. Florida 72  
       
       
  S. Florida 66
    Coppin State 49  
Saint Joseph's 52
Coppin State 67  
  Virginia 78
  Wisconsin 84
       
       
  Wisconsin 77
    Arkansas State 45  
Arkansas State 59
Murray State 52  
  Wisconsin 67
  Kentucky 61  
       
       
  Ball State 82
    Kentucky 85  
Oakland 56
Kentucky 65  

Semifinals and Final

Semifinals
March 26–29
Championship
March 31
      
Wyoming 89***
Kansas State 79
Wyoming 72
Wisconsin 56
W. Kentucky 72
Wisconsin 79

(***) denotes triple overtime

References

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