2017 Women's Basketball Invitational

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The 2017 Women's Basketball Invitational (WBI) is a single-elimination tournament of 16 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I teams that did not participate in the 2017 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament or 2017 Women's National Invitation Tournament. The 2017 field was announced on March 13. First round WBI games took place on March 15 and 16; second-round games were played March 18 and March 19. The tournament semifinals were held March 23 with the 2017 WBI Championship game played the final weekend of March. Rice won the WBI for the first time ever, beating UNC Greensboro 74-62.[1]

Bracket

First Round
March 15–16
Quarterfinals
March 18–19
Semifinals
March 23
           
Idaho 64
Utah State 57
Idaho 74
Eastern Washington 67
Texas State 62
Eastern Washington 66*
Idaho 80
Rice 86
Rice 73
Lamar 72
Rice 73
Texas–Rio Grande Valley 63
Texas–Rio Grande Valley 62
Stephen F. Austin 54
First Round
March 15–16
Quarterfinals
March 18–19
Semifinals
March 23
           
UMBC 75
Brown 81
Brown 84
UNCG 87
Charleston Southern 37
UNC Greensboro 45
UNCG 59
Milwaukee 49
Milwaukee 81
Southern Illinois 53
Milwaukee 67
Saint Francis 57
Campbell 68
Saint Francis 79

WBI Championship Game

Championship Game
March 26
UNCG 62
Rice 74

* - Denotes overtime period

References

  1. ^ "2017 WBI Dates Released". Women’s Basketball Invitational. PrestoSports. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
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