Wisconsin will appear in its fourth Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) when it meets Wednesday's winner between American University and Villanova on Saturday at 7pm in the UW Field House. The Badgers , who received a first round bye are the one of five Big Ten teams to participate in the 48 team WNIT field. Michigan State was the automatic qualifier from the Big Ten Conference and was joined by Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and the Badgers.
The Badgers won the WNIT tournament in 2000, and were runner-up champions in 2007 and 1999. Wisconsin has bid to host all rounds of the WNIT at the UW Field House (capacity 10,600).
This year's field features five teams from the Big Ten, four teams from the Big East and four teams from the SEC.