WSU Women Earn Visit to Montana Griz in First Round of Postseason WNIT


Mar 1, 2014; Stanford, CA, USA; Washington State Cougars head coach June Daugherty signals to the referee on the court during the first half against the Stanford Cardinal at Maples Pavilion. Stanford won 84-64. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

June Daugherty and her Washington State Cougars were a little disappointed, but far from depressed over their being left out of the field for the 2014 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. Also, the disappointment didn’t last very long, as the Cougs found out just a few hours later that they would be headed to only their second-ever postseason in program history via the WNIT.

The Montana Grizzlies will be awaiting their arrival in Missoula at a time still to be determined, sometime tomorrow. Though seeding is not listed on the WNIT bracket, if the seeding matches up with an NCAA tourney bracket then the Cougs were selected as a 12-seed while Montana earned a 5-seed after losing their conference championship game. 

So it is that the Lia and Tia Show along with the rest of the lady Cougars will try and run the 64-team, WNIT gamut for their first-ever postseason championship. It’s a good time to be playing your best basketball and coach Daugherty thinks that’s the case.

"They’re excited to go out to win the WNIT and maybe show that they (NCAA selection committed) missed out on having a great team like Washington State in the NCAA’s"

As for Galdeira, she should be be to full strength at game time after a bit of a scare with a hand and wrist issue that hampered her against Oregon State in the semi-final game last week. A healthy pairing of her and Presley may well be necessary if the Cougs are to run the table in the following few weeks.