2018 Women's National Invitation Tournament
|Finals site||Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall|
|Champions||Indiana Hoosiers (1st title)|
|Runner-up||Virginia Tech Hokies (1st title game)|
|Winning coach||Teri Moren (1st title)|
|MVP||Tyra Buss (Indiana)|
|Attendance||13,007 (championship game)|
The 2018 Women's National Invitation Tournament was an annual single-elimination tournament of 64 NCAA Division I teams that were not selected to participate in the 2018 Women's NCAA tournament. The tournament committee announced the 64-team field on March 12, following the selection of the NCAA Tournament field. The tournament began on March 14 and ended on March 31, with the championship game televised on the CBS Sports Network. In the championship game, Indiana defeated Virginia Tech, 65–57.
The 2018 Postseason WNIT field consisted of 32 automatic invitations – one from each conference – and 32 at-large teams. The intention of the WNIT Selection Committee was to select the best available at-large teams in the nation. Teams with the highest finishes in their conferences’ regular-season standings that were not selected for the NCAA Tournament were offered an automatic berth. The remaining berths in the WNIT were filled by the best teams available. Teams considered for an at-large berth had overall records of .500 or better.
All times are listed as Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−4)
* – Denotes overtime period
|South Dakota||65||South Dakota||74|
|Western Illinois||64||Colorado State||49|
|Colorado State||67||South Dakota||85*|
|Michigan State||81||Michigan State||68|
|New Mexico||82||New Mexico||93|
|Missouri State||63||Missouri State||51|
|Middle Tennessee||60||Ball State||72|
|New Mexico State||59||UC Davis||66|
|UC Davis||82||UC Davis||71|
|Saint Louis||61||Kansas State||69|
|Kansas State||75||Kansas State||74|
|West Virginia||83||West Virginia||79|
|St. Joseph's||75||St. Joseph's||51|
|Seton Hall||57||West Virginia||67|
|James Madison||60||West Virginia||76|
|St. John's||68||St. John's||65|
|Stephen F. Austin||75||Virginia Tech||81|
|George Mason||82||George Mason||69|
|Virginia Tech||56||Virginia Tech||74|
|Georgia Tech||85||Georgia Tech||91|
Semifinals and Championship Game
March 31, 3:00 p.m.
CBS Sports Network
Wed., March 28
|TCU Horned Frogs 58, Indiana Hoosiers 71|
|Scoring by quarter: 14–13, 14–19, 12–19, 18–20|
Wed., March 28
|Virginia Tech Hokies 64, West Virginia Mountaineers 61|
|Scoring by quarter: 19–12, 14–13, 15–20, 16–16|
Sat., March 31
|Virginia Tech Hokies 57, Indiana Hoosiers 65|
|Scoring by quarter: 13–17, 14–19, 17–7, 13–22|
Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall
- Tyra Buss (Indiana), MVP
- Amanda Cahill (Indiana)
- Taylor Emery (Virginia Tech)
- Regan Magarity (Virginia Tech)
- Teana Muldrow (West Virginia)
- Jordan Moore (TCU)
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