Catch the Women’s Basketball WNIT Game

Fans can catch all the action of the University of Maine women’s basketball team’s first-round WNIT contest with Villanova at 7 p.m. Friday.

An online stream is available and the Black Bear Sports Network is broadcasting the contest at 94.1 FM/1230 AM on the radio dial.

This will be the third time in program history that UMaine (23–8) has played Villanova (19–13). Each squad has won once.

Because UMaine was a co-regular season America East champion, it earned an automatic bid to the 64-team WNIT field. The Wildcats of Villanova earned the automatic qualifier for the Big East conference.

This is UMaine’s fourth appearance in the WNIT; the Black Bears also participated in 1990, 2003 and 2005. In 1990, UMaine topped Wyoming, 68-48.

If the Black Bears win Friday night, they will play Old Dominion University on Monday; the Monarchs (21-12) bested University of Virginia, 69-62 on Thursday night.