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WNIT celebration April 7 for Rockets’ historic postseason run

The Rockets celebrated and posed for photos with the WNIT Championship trophy after beating Southern Cal, 76-68, Saturday in front of 7,301 fans in Savage Arena.

The Rockets celebrated and posed for photos with the WNIT Championship trophy after beating Southern Cal, 76-68, Saturday in front of 7,301 fans in Savage Arena.

A community celebration to honor Toledo capturing the 2011 Women’s National Invitation Tournament will be held in Savage Arena Thursday, April 7, at 6 p.m.

Gates will open for the event at 5 p.m.

Fans will have an opportunity to listen to coaches and players speak about their historic postseason run that saw the Midnight Blue and Gold become the first Mid-American Conference basketball program to capture a national postseason tournament.

Highlights from Toledo’s six postseason victories also will be shown on Savage Arena’s videoboard throughout the evening.

A limited number of championship posters will be given away at the celebration, and WNIT Championship T-shirts will be available for purchase.

The Rockets’ historic postseason run was capped off by a 76-68 triumph over USC in the championship game before a school and MAC women’s basketball record 7,301 fans. UT’s victims en route to its postseason title also included Colonial Athletic Association member Delaware (March 16), SEC member Auburn (March 19), SEC member Alabama (March 22), Big East member Syracuse (March 27) and Atlantic 10 member Charlotte (March 30).

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