Provo • Having been denied a school-record fourth straight trip to the NCAA Tournament after losing in the semifinals of the West Coast Conference tournament last week, BYU's women's basketball team earned a spot in the Women's National Invitation Tournament on Monday.
The Cougars will play host to the Pac-12's Washington State on Thursday at the Marriott Center. Tipoff times for all the games in the 64-team tournament will be announced Tuesday.
The winner of the BYU-WSU game will face the winner of the Seattle-at-Wyoming game, which will also be played Thursday.
Unlike the men's NIT, the WNIT groups teams geographically. The other four teams in BYU's quadrant are Utah, UC Davis, Colorado State and Saint Mary's.