Women's Basketball Invitational

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Women's Basketball Invitational
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Women's Basketball Invitational
Sport Basketball
Founded 2009
Inaugural season 2010
No. of teams 16
Country  United States
Most recent champion(s) Detroit
Most titles Appalachian State
(1 each)
Related competitions Women's National Invitation Tournament
Founder Sport Tours International
Official website Website

The Women's Basketball Invitational (WBI) is a women's college basketball tournament created in 2009 by Sport Tours. The inaugural tournament occurred at the conclusion of the 2009–10 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. Selections for the WBI are announced on Selection Monday. The field for the WBI consists of a 16-team, single elimination divided into two regions with 8 seeded teams in each.[1]

Teams in the WBI compete on the home court of the higher seed. The championship game is hosted by the team with the higher RPI. Teams not making the NCAA Tournament or WNIT are eligible for the WBI.

Past champions[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Venue and city
2010 Appalachian State 79 Memphis 71 Holmes Convocation Center Boone, NC
2011 UAB 68 Cal State Bakersfield 60 Bartow Arena Birmingham, AL
2012 Minnesota 88 Northern Iowa 74 Williams Arena Minneapolis, MN
2013 Detroit 73 McNeese State 62 Calihan Hall Detroit, MI
2014 UIC 73 Stephen F. Austin 64 UIC Pavilion Chicago, IL
2015 Louisiana–Lafayette 52 Siena 50 Earl K. Long Gymnasium Lafayette, LA

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "WBI Frequently Asked Questions". PrestoSports. Retrieved 2015-03-11. 

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