2017 Women's National Invitation Tournament
The 2017 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 2017 Women's NCAA Tournament. The tournament committee announced the 64-team field on March 13, following the selection of the NCAA Tournament field. The tournament began on March 15 and ended on April 1, with the championship game televised on the CBS Sports Network. In the championship game, the Michigan Wolverines defeated the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 89–79, in triple overtime.
|Champions||Michigan Wolverines (1st title)|
|Runner-up||Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (1st title game)|
|Winning coach||Kim Barnes Arico (1st title)|
|MVP||Katelynn Flaherty (Michigan)|
|Top scorer||Katelynn Flaherty Michigan|
The 2017 Postseason WNIT field consists of 32 automatic invitations – one from each conference – and 32 (or more) at-large teams. The intention of the WNIT Selection Committee was to select the best available at-large teams in the nation. A team offered an automatic berth by the WNIT will be the team that is the highest-finishing team in its conference's regular-season standings, and not selected for the NCAA Tournament. A team that fulfills these qualities, and accepts, earned the WNIT automatic berth for its conference, regardless of overall record. The remaining berths in the WNIT were filled by the best teams available. Any team considered for an at-large berth has an overall record of .500 or better.
|Saint Mary's||68||Colorado State||57|
|UC Davis||72||UC Davis||62|
|Washington State||72||Washington State||68*|
|North Dakota||55||South Dakota||73|
|South Dakota State||94||Colorado||62|
|Northern Illinois||84||South Dakota State||75|
|Ole Miss||75||Grambling State||49|
|Southern Miss||62||Little Rock||53|
|Middle Tennessee||67||Georgia Tech||76|
|Morehead State||58||Middle Tennessee||73|
|Wake Forest||71||Wake Forest||66|
|Georgia Tech||71||Georgia Tech||70|
|Wright State||66||Wright State||66|
|New Hampshire||56||St. John's||40|
|St. John's||72||St. John's||62|
|Penn State||74||Virginia Tech||62|
|George Washington||51||Virginia Tech||64|
|Virginia Tech||76||Virginia Tech||75|
|James Madison||80||James Madison||67|
|Saint Louis||62||Saint Louis||53|
|Abilene Christian||66||Abilene Christian||52|
Semifinals and Championship GameEdit
- "Postseason WNIT final to air on CBS Sports Network". Women's NIT. Triple Crown Sports. March 3, 2017. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
- "Postseason WNIT Sets Dates". Women's NIT. TripleCrownSports. January 19, 2017. Retrieved March 8, 2017.