March 13, 2007

Pitt Women Earn NCAA Bid

Filed under: Basketball,NCAA Tourney — Dennis @ 7:57 pm

The Pitt women were rewarded for their good season last night during Selection Monday.

PITTSBURGH The Pitt women’s basketball team (23-8) has earned its first-ever bid to the NCAA Tournament with a first round matchup against James Madison (27-5) on March 18 at 9:30 p.m. at the Petersen Events Center. The game will be broadcast on ESPN 2.

“This is an historic day not only for this program but also for this University,” Athletics Director Jeff Long said. “When Agnus Berenato came here, she asked for a seven year contract because that’s how long she thought it would take to turn this program around. What a testament to her and her ability to coach that it only took her four.”

Congrats to Coach Berenato and her team on making Pitt history. It’s going to be interesting since they’ll be playing a home game in the first round (and second if they make it) since you can play at your home court in the women’s tourney if you’re hosting it.

I might go to see how they do and I really hope we advance because that would mean we play Tennessee, the women’s hoops powerhouse. If that matchup happens I’ll be there for sure.

Everyone can support their team here.

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