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Toledo to host Seton Hall in first-round WNIT game March 21

The University of Toledo women’s basketball team will entertain Big East member Seton Hall (15-15, 7-11 Big East) in a first-round matchup in the 2019 Postseason Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) Thursday, March 21, in Savage Arena.

Tip time between the Rockets and Pirates will be 7 p.m.

Toledo is one of 32 at-large qualifiers in this year’s event and one of four Mid-American Conference representatives (Kent State, Miami and Ohio) in the 64-team field.

Toledo will be appearing in the Postseason WNIT for a seventh time under 11th-year Head Coach Tricia Cullop.

A season ago, the Rockets advanced to the second round of the Postseason WNIT with a 64-50 home victory against Horizon League member Wright State (March 16). Toledo’s season came to an end with a 68-66 road setback at Big Ten member Michigan State (March 19).

Toledo enters the post-season with a 20-11 overall record and an 11-7 league mark to finish second in the MAC West Division.

Senior Kaayla McIntyre, sophomore Nakiah Black, senior Mikaela Boyd and junior Mariella Santucci lead Toledo offensively, scoring 16.3, 10.7, 9.6 and 9.4 points per game, respectively. McIntyre earned second-team All-MAC honors, while Boyd captured honorable mention accolades.

Tickets for Thursday’s first-round game are available on the Toledo Rockets’ website.

A limited number of reserved seats are available for $15. Women’s basketball elite season ticket holders will have first priority to purchase their current seat locations. Those seats can be purchased through their online season ticket account portal or through the ticket office until 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 20. After that time, those reserved seats will be open for sale to the general public.

General admission tickets are available for $12 and $6 for youth 12 and younger. University faculty and staff may purchase reserved seats for $7.50 or general admission tickets for $6; these tickets must be purchased by phone or at the ticket office.

In addition, University students will receive free admission with a valid student ID.

Tickets will go on sale to the public at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, on the Toledo Rockets’ website, in person at the UT Ticket Office, or by calling 419.530.GOLD (4653).

Tickets also may be purchased at the ticket office on game day beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Parking for the first-round contest will follow the regular-season parking guidelines. Donors and season ticket holders who have basketball premium parking passes should use the first Post-Season Tournament pass in their parking pass booklets. Fans who have season-parking cards also can use these to park.

In addition, the Joe Grogan Room in Savage Arena will be open to Rocket Fund donors.

Visit the Toledo Women’s Basketball Postseason WNIT Central website for the most current information about the tournament.

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