Seton Hall women’s basketball team competes in WNIT final on Saturday

While many New Jersey sports fans are celebrating the St. Peter’s men’s basketball team’s historic run in the NCAA tournament, there is another New Jersey basketball team making an attempt at a championship.
The Seton Hall women’s basketball team snuck into the WNIT finals with a win against Middle Tennessee State Thursday night.
“They’ve hit a stride here toward the end of the year. They’ve won 16 of the last 18 games they’ve played,” says Bryan Felt, director of athletics and recreation at Seton Hall. “They’ve been fantastic down the stretch.”
After an extremely early and disappointing post-season exit for the men’s team, the women are already in South Dakota for the championship game – and on a national stage.
“We got to host three games in the tournament at home. We got great crowds, great support from students and alumni and our faculty – everyone on campus,” says Felt.
The women’s team has been to the WNIT tournament six times already. They have never won, but hope to change that this weekend and to make room for another banner on their home court.
“It shouldn’t short change what our women’s team is doing right now. They are certainly on the national stage, playing some of the best basketball you’ll see on women’s side. And I can’t wait to see how they do,” says Felt.
There is no talk of a parade just yet but there will be a celebration for the team on campus when they come back, whether they win or not.
The university is planning a watch party on campus for Saturday’s game, which tips off at 3 p.m.