Northwestern women’s basketball (17-14, 9-9 B1G) will take on Toledo (21-11, 11-7 MAC) in just a couple of hours with a spot in the Sweet 16 of the women’s NIT.
The Rockets are hosting the contest after taking down Seton Hall in the first round. The Wildcats, coming off of a blowout win over Dayton, will attempt to expand on their postseason victory in five years.
Toledo comes out of a strong conference — the MAC sent two teams (eighth-seeded Central Michigan and tenth-seeded Buffalo) to the NCAA Tournament this year. But the Rockets have just one common opponent with Northwestern. That team is the aforementioned Dayton Flyers, who beat Toledo by 21 when the teams met in non-conference play.
The winner of this contest will face the winner of West Virginia-Villanova on Wednesday or Thursday of next week. Reportedly, if ‘Nova and Northwestern win the Wildcats would host, though they would have to travel to (favored) West Virginia if the Mountaineers won instead.
Here’s how to watch:
Tipoff: 1 p.m.
Location: Savage Arena (Toledo, Ohio)
Radio: WNUR Sports (go to wnursports.com)