MSU, Southern Miss added to WNIT field

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Both Mississippi State and Southern Miss have accepted berths in the Women’s NIT, it was announced Monday night.

MSU will host Tulane in a game on Thursday night. A tipoff time will be announced today.

“We’re excited to be selected,” MSU coach Vic Schaefer said. his team is 19-13.

Tulane is 20-10.

It’ll be MSU’s first WNIT appearance since 2008.

Southern Miss will host Lamar, also on Thursday.

The Southern Miss women are 26-6. Their 13-game winning streak ended with an 84-55 loss to Middle Tennessee in the Conference USA championship game.

Lamar is 18-13.