VERMILLION, S.D.–South Dakota women’s basketball will host Houston at 7 p.m. Thursday inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center in a first-round game of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT). The 64-team field was announced late Monday. The winner will face either Colorado State or Western Illinois in the second round at a date and time to be determined. South Dakota is competing in the postseason for the eighth consecutive season and making its fifth WNIT appearance in that span. This will be the first meeting in program history between the Coyotes and the Houston Cougars. The Coyotes (26-6) earned the automatic bid to the WNIT as the Summit League regular season champions.
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