The Tulane University women's basketball team accepted a bid in the 2011 Women's NIT Tournament.
The 22-10 (9-7 in C-USA play) Green Wave will host 20-11 (15-3 in SWAC play) Southern University in a first round game Thursday night at 7 pm at Fogelman Arena.
The Green Wave's other trips to the WNIT were after the 1993-94 season and after the 2006-07 season.
Southern won the SWAC regular season title. The Lady Jags lost to Prairie View 48-44 in the SWAC tournament title game Saturday night in Garland, Texas.
Tulane lost to Central Florida 85-73 in the Conference USA women's tournament title game Saturday night in El Paso, Texas.
This is Tulane's 13th overall post-season bid -- 12 of which have come under the leadership of head coach Lisa Stockton -- in her 17th season with the Green Wave.
Southern leads the all-time series against Tulane 4 to 1.
This will be the first time Southern and Tulane women's teams have met since December 28, 1984. The Jaguars beat the Green Wave 73-55 in New Orleans that night. The last time the Green Wave beat the Jags was February 24, 1983 -- when Tulane beat Southern 76-67 in Fogelman Arena.
Tulane has a 2-3 all-time record in the WNIT. Tulane's last trip to the WNIT was in 2007. The Green Wave beat Jackson State 76-43 on March 14th of that year, but lost their next game against Mississippi State in Starkville 79-73 on March 18th to finish with a 26-7 record.
The winner of this game will face the winner of Thursday's TCU-Oral Roberts contest in the second round. The time and location of that second round game has yet to be announced.
Tulane Women Accept NIT Bid
Will Play Southern at Home Thursday Night
We've upgraded our reader commenting system. Learn more about the new features.
The Baltimore Sun encourages civil dialogue related to our stories; you must register and log-in to our site in order to participate. We reserve the right to remove any user and to delete comments that violate our Terms of Service. By commenting, you agree to these terms. Please flag inappropriate comments.