Army To Face Fordham Thursday In WNIT First Round



March 18, 2013

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WEST POINT, N.Y.  – With the Patriot League’s automatic berth in hand, Army women’s basketball was dealt a WNIT First-Round game with Fordham. The Black Knights are making their first WNIT trip in program history and will face the Rams, who are also making their WNIT debut, in Rose Hill Gym on Thursday. Tipoff time will be at 7 p.m.

Army finished atop the Patriot League regular-season standings with an 11-3 record alongside academy rival Navy, but gained the head-to-head advantage thanks to a regular-season sweep of the Midshipmen. The Black Knights’ top seed in the conference tournament guaranteed them the WNIT invite.

Army last played on March 7 in the Patriot League Quarterfinals when the Black Knights were upset by No. 8 Colgate, 48-40. Army enters the WNIT with a 22-8 record.

Fordham received an at-large bid after posting a 24-8 record overall, including 12-2 in Atlantic-10 contests. The Rams are coming off a heartbreaking 47-46 win to St. Joseph’s in the A-10 Championship on Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Army and Fordham have met 23 times in program history with the Rams having the 15-8 advantage. The two regional foes have not met since 1994-95, back when Fordham was a member of the Patriot League. 

The WNIT First Round is scheduled for March 20-22. The winner of the Army-Fordham contest will face the winner of Boston University and Sacred Heart in the Second Round March 23-25.

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