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    NC State to host High Point on Thursday in 2012 WNIT

    March 12, 2012

    NC State (18-15, 5-11 ACC) vs. High Point (20-12, 13-5 Big South)
    Thursday, March 15, 2012 7 p.m. ET
    Raleigh, N.C. • Reynolds Coliseum (8,560)

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    ***Special Note: the WNIT announces game times, days and locations on a round-by-round basis. All information regarding NC State's participation in subsequent games will be announced on as soon as it is confirmed by the WNIT.***

    RALEIGH, N.C. - NC State women's basketball will make its 30th postseason appearance after receiving a bid to the 2012 Postseason Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) on Monday night. The Wolfpack will host High Point at 7 p.m., on Thursday, March 15 at Reynolds Coliseum.

    WNIT tickets go on sale Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., on or by phone at 919-865-1510.

    Sixty-four teams make up the WNIT field, with 31 automatic berths and 33 at-large teams. The Wolfpack (18-15) earned one of the 33 at-large berths, which requires an overall record of .500 or better to be considered for selection.

    This is the Wolfpack's second postseason appearance in three seasons under Harper. It's also Harper's third appearance in the WNIT after leading Western Carolina into the tournament during the 2007 and 2008 campaigns.

    "Our team is thrilled to have the opportunity to continue our season in an outstanding tournament made up of some really good teams," said Harper. "I'm excited for this team to experience what it's like to play in the postseason."

    This marks the third time in school history that the Wolfpack will compete in the WNIT. The two previous trips were made in 1976 - Hall of Fame coach Kay Yow's first season at State - and in 2008 when the club made it to the Final Four.

    Senior all-conference second-team selection Bonae Holston (12.3 ppg) and junior all-conference honorable mention and ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year Marissa Kastanek (13.1 pgg) lead this year's edition of the Wolfpack.

    State is 3-0 all-time against High Point. Should the Wolfpack advance, it would play the winner of UNC Wilmington and Appalachian State with a time, date and location to be determined by the WNIT.

    For more information, visit the WNIT web site at


    WNIT tickets go on sale Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., on or by phone at 919-865-1510.  WNIT prices for the first round are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, faculty and staff, and $1 for students and youths aged 17 and under.
    Season ticket holders have until noon, on Wednesday, March 14 to reserve their same seats before all seats are made available to the general public.
    Coliseum doors will open 90 minutes prior to tipoff.


    Parking is free in the Coliseum Parking Deck and in the surface lot adjacent to Reynolds Coliseum. Reserved parking will not be available for WNIT games.



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