Lady Eagle hoops to host Texas Southern in WNIT

Lady Eagle hoops to host Texas Southern in WNIT

This is a news release from Southern Miss athletics

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Southern Miss women's basketball team will be one of four in Conference USA teams playing in postseason as the Lady Eagles earned an at-large berth in the 2015 WNIT for the second-straight year., hosting Texas Southern (19-10) on Thursday at 7 p.m.

The Lady Eagles (22-10) is playing in post season for the second straight year and the 13th time overall. This is Southern Miss' fifth appearance in the WNIT and owns a 4-5 record in WNIT. The Lady Eagles advanced to the second round of the WNIT in last season before losing at Mississippi in overtime.

Tickets go on sale immediately on All seats will be general admission. Tickets are priced at $10 for adults and $5 for youth, children under 2 will be admitted free as will students with a valid ID. For more information, contact the USM Ticket Office at 601-266-5418 or 1-800-844-TICK.

This year's tournament features six teams from the Mid-American Conference and four from the West Coast Conference. Ten conferences each placed three teams – American, Atlantic 10, ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big Sky, Colonial, C-USA, Horizon and Missouri Valley. Other conferences represented include: Big West (2), Mountain West (2), Pac-12 (2), SEC (2), American East (1), Atlantic Sun (1), Big South (1), Big Ten (1), Ivy League (1), MAAC (1), MEAC (1), Northeastern (1), Ohio Valley (1), Patriot (1), Southern (1), Southland (1), SWAC (1), Summit (1), Sun Belt (1) and WAC (1).