March 17, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- After going 18-13 in the regular season, the University of Michigan women's basketball team received a bid to the Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) and will host Stony Brook (24-8) of the America East Conference on Friday (March 21) at Crisler Center. Tip time is scheduled for 7 p.m.
It is the fifth straight season that Michigan has qualified for postseason play, matching the longest streak in program history (1998-2002).
U-M, which lost 90 percent of its scoring from a season ago, reached 18 wins for just the 10th time in program history and the second straight season under head coach Kim Barnes Arico. The Wolverines tied for sixth place in the Big Ten with an 8-8 record and had four players earn All-Big Ten recognition, led by junior forward Cyesha Goree's (Grand Rapids, Mich./Wyoming Park) second-team honor.
Michigan is 7-5 all-time in the WNIT and made its longest tourney run in 2010 when the Wolverines made a semifinal appearance.
Tickets will go on sale Tuesday morning (March 18) at 8:30 a.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 5-18. Michigan students with a valid MCard will receive free admission, with children ages five and under also receiving free admission. All seats are general admission.
Contact: Sarah VanMetre