Women’s Basketball Earns WBIT Bid

 After earning their inaugural CAA Regular Season Championship and reaching the CAA Championship for the first time in program history, the Stony Brook women’s basketball team has been invited to the Women’s Basketball Invitational Tournament (WBIT). The Seawolves are set to face off against No. 1 James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., on Thursday, March 21. A game time has not yet been determined.

Stony Brook is currently 27-4 (16-2 CAA), the most wins for the program in a single season since winning 28 during the 2019-20 campaign. Gigi Gonzalez earned the 2023-24 CAA Player of the Year honors, while Khari Clark and Sherese Pittman were named to the All-CAA Second Team and head coach Ashley Langford was voted the CAA Coach of the Year. It marks the first national postseason appearance for the Seawolves since 2021-22, when Stony Brook battled VCU in the WNIT First Round.

In its first year, the 32-team postseason event will be played March 21 (first round), March 24 (second round) and March 28 (quarterfinals), with the highest-seeded teams hosting games at campus sites. The WBIT semifinal and final games will be conducted at Butler University’s Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on April 1 and 3.

The first four teams out of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship received an automatic bid and are the first four seeds in the WBIT. Also, regular-season champions of any NCAA Division I conference not otherwise selected to the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship secured an automatic spot to the tournament. The remaining at-large field will be determined by the eight-member WBIT Selection Committee.

All games are set to broadcast on ESPN platforms.

The full bracket can be viewed here.

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Read more at stonybrookathletics.com.

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