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Retrievers Draw Florida in WNIT First Round
The Retrievers earned an automatic bid into the WNIT by winning the America East regular-season title.
BALTIMORE—The UMBC women’s basketball team (20-11) will continue its historic 2010-11 season with a Women’s National Invitation Tournament first-round matchup with the University of Florida (18-14) Friday in Gainesville, Fla., at 7 p.m. As America East regular-season champions, the Retrievers received the conference’s automatic bid to the WNIT.
UMBC matched a school record with 20 wins in 2010-11 and posted its best-ever conference mark at 13-3. After starting the season 1-5, the Retrievers won 19 of their next 24 games before falling to
The Retrievers and Gators have only met once previously and have not faced off since Dec. 31, 1986, a 71-52
It will be the Retrievers’ first-ever appearance in the WNIT and the program’s second berth into postseason play, as the 2007 squad advanced to the NCAA Tournament after upsetting the top three seeds in the America East Championship that year to earn the conference title.
The winner of Friday’s contest will face the winner of the first-round game between