2022 Women's National Invitation Tournament

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2022 Women's National Invitation Tournament
Season 202122
Teams64
Finals site Frost Arena
Brookings, South Dakota
Champions South Dakota State (1st title)
Runner-up Seton Hall (1st title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coach Aaron Johnston (1st title)
MVPMyah Selland (South Dakota State)
Attendance5,263 (championship game)
Women's National Invitation Tournaments
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The 2022 Women's National Invitation Tournament was a single-elimination tournament of 64 NCAA Division I Women's college basketball teams that were not selected for the field of the 2022 Women's NCAA tournament. The tournament committee announced the 64-team field on March 13, following the selection of the NCAA Tournament field. The tournament started March 16 and ended on April 2 with the championship game televised by CBSSN. [1] The tournament was won by the South Dakota State Jackrabbits.

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Participants

The 2022 Postseason WNIT field consists of 32 teams that receive automatic berths one berth from each conference and 32 at-large teams. [2] Three conferences (Big Ten, Big 12, SWAC) rejected their bids. All Division I teams will be considered for at-large berths, including those who are independent and/or are in the transition process of reaching full NCAA Division I status. The automatic berth will go to the team that is the highest-finishing team in its conference's regular-season standings not selected for an NCAA Tournament berth, though some of these teams may still receive an at-large berth into the NCAA women's basketball tournament. The remaining team slots will be filled by the top teams available.

Until Selection Sunday, the highest ranked team that failed to win its conference tournament was placed as the automatic qualifier. If they were selected for the NCAA Tournament, they were replaced with the team next selected. [3]

Bracket

* – Denotes overtime period

Region 1

Round 1
March 16–18
Round 2
March 20–21
Round 3
March 24
Quarterfinals
March 27
Long Beach State 59
Oregon State70Oregon State74
Colorado State 63 Portland 56
Portland72Oregon State78
San Diego76New Mexico 73
California Baptist 67 San Diego 69
Grand Canyon 72 New Mexico73
New Mexico92Oregon State 66
Idaho State 73 UCLA74
Wyoming76Wyoming97***
Tulsa75Tulsa 90
North Texas 62 Wyoming 81
Air Force64UCLA82***
San Francisco 60 Air Force 45
UC Irvine 48 UCLA61
UCLA61

Region 2

Round 1
March 16–18
Round 2
March 20–21
Round 3
March 24
Quarterfinals
March 28
Maine 44
Boston College69Boston College94
Quinnipiac61Quinnipiac 68
Rhode Island 50 Boston College 51
Old Dominion72Columbia54
Towson 66 Old Dominion 59
Holy Cross 69 Columbia62
Columbia80Columbia 75
Fairleigh Dickinson 45 Seton Hall78
Seton Hall67Seton Hall70
Stony Brook 48 VCU 67
VCU56Seton Hall78
Norfolk State 47 Drexel 71
Drexel54Drexel61
Bucknell73Bucknell 58
Fordham 64

Region 3

Round 1
March 16–18
Round 2
March 20–21
Round 3
March 24
Quarterfinals
March 27
Ohio 57
South Dakota State87South Dakota State78
Minnesota73Minnesota 57
Green Bay 65 South Dakota State84
Drake83*Drake 66
Missouri 78 Drake62
Kansas City 58 Northern Iowa 55
Northern Iowa75South Dakota State78
Alabama82Alabama 73
Troy 79 Alabama81
Jacksonville State 36 Tulane 77
Tulane80Alabama79
Houston63Houston 64
Louisiana Tech 52 Houston62
Tennessee Tech73Tennessee Tech 55
SMU 62

Region 4

Round 1
March 16–18
Round 2
March 20–21
Round 3
March 24
Quarterfinals
March 28
Ball State 70
Marquette93Marquette77
Southern Illinois 60 Purdue 62
Purdue82Marquette 82
Houston Baptist 51 Toledo92
Toledo61Toledo79
Kent State68Kent State 59
Youngstown State 59 Toledo 71
Akron 59 Middle Tennessee73*
Wake Forest71Wake Forest 55
Wofford 56 Middle Tennessee67
Middle Tennessee86Middle Tennessee55
Murray State 47 Vanderbilt 53
Vanderbilt73Vanderbilt71
Campbell 44 Liberty 45
Liberty50

Semifinals and Championship Game

Semifinals
March 31
Championship
April 2
CBSSN
      
Seton Hall74
Middle Tennessee 73
Seton Hall 50
South Dakota State82
UCLA 59
South Dakota State62

Game summaries

Semifinals

ESPN3
March 31
7:30 pm EDT
Seton Hall Pirates74, Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 73
Scoring by quarter:16–14, 22–12, 19–24, 17–23
Pts: Cooks, 28
Rebs: Cooks, 7
Asts: Park-Lane, 10
Pts: Malashka, 25
Rebs: Malashka, 9
Asts: Blakely, 4
Murphy Center
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Attendance: 4,022
Referees: Felicia Grinter, Brian Hall, Nykesha Thompson
ESPN3
March 31
8:00 pm EDT
UCLA Bruins 59, South Dakota State Jackrabbits62
Scoring by quarter:15–12, 10–15, 15–13, 19–22
Pts: Thomas, 24
Rebs: Horvat, 6
Asts: Osborne, 8
Pts: Selland, 24
Rebs: Timmer, 9
Asts: Greer, 2
Frost Arena
Brookings, South Dakota
Attendance: 5,227
Referees: Doug Knight, Kim Hobbs, DeMoya Williams

Championship game

April 2
3:00 pm EDT
Seton Hall Pirates 50, South Dakota State Jackrabbits82
Scoring by quarter: 7-25, 11-15, 13-22, 19-20
Pts: Cooks, 14
Rebs: Cooks, 9
Asts: Park-Lane, 4
Pts: Theisen, 16
Rebs: Theisen & Selland, 11
Asts: Selland, 5

All-tournament team

Source: [4]

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