The Cougs will make their second NIT appearance in three years, hosting the 49ers of Long Beach State, Wednesday, March 16 at 7 p.m. at Beasley Coliseum. WSU is 4-4 all-time in the NIT and has not lost a home NIT game.
WSU is looking to become just the sixth Pac-10 team to advance to the semifinals in New York. The last Pac-10 team to make it to Madison Square Garden was Oregon, which finished third in the tournament in 2003-04. California (1999), Stanford (1991) and UCLA (1985) have each taken home the NIT Championship.
For more information on the tournament, check out WSU's NIT Central page: NIT Central