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    NC State to host Richmond on Thursday in 2013 WNIT
    Kody Burke
    Kody Burke

    March 18, 2013

    NC State (16-16, 7-11 ACC) vs. Richmond (16-15, 6-8 A-10)
    Thursday, Mar. 21, 2013 • 7 p.m. EST
    Raleigh, N.C. • Reynolds Coliseum

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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 31st postseason appearance after receiving a bid to the 2013 Postseason Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) on Monday night. The Wolfpack will host Richmond at 7 p.m., on Thursday, March 21 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 29 automatic berths and 35 at-large teams. The Wolfpack (16-16) earned one of the at-large berths, which requires an overall record of .500 or better to be considered for selection.

    This is the Wolfpack's third postseason appearance in four seasons under the leadership of head coach Kellie Harper. She led her first NC State team to the 2010 NCAA Tournament and guided last year's squad to the 2012 WNIT.

    "We look forward to the opportunity to play postseason basketball and continue our season," said Harper. "This tournament has quality teams in the field, and I'm excited our club has been selected to be a part of the WNIT."

    Senior all-conference first-team selection and ACC Scholar Athlete of the Year Marissa Kastanek (12.8 ppg) and junior Kody Burke (13.5 ppg) lead this year's edition of the Wolfpack.

    State is 1-2 all-time against Richmond. Should the Wolfpack advance, it would play the winner of James Madison and North Carolina A&T 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 4:30 p.m., on Tuesday, March 19 to reserve their same seats before all seats are made available to the general public.  All reserved seat orders must be placed over the phone by calling 919-865-1510.

    All game day ticket sales will be general admission.

    Coliseum doors will open 60 minutes prior to tipoff at 6 p.m.


    Parking is free in the Coliseum Parking Deck and in the surface lot adjacent to Reynolds Coliseum.

    Please note that there will be no reserved parking for WNIT games.



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