K-State women to host Akron Thursday in WNIT First Round


The WNIT bracket is starting to leak, and Josh Kinder at the Mercury has reported the Wildcats' opening action. Akron was 22-8 this year, and 12-6 in the MAC. They lost in the MAC quarterfinals to Eastern Michigan, who is also in the WNIT field.

Northern Iowa, 17-14 and losers to eventual Valley champs Wichita State in the semifinals, meets 17-13 Missouri, the automatic qualifier from the SEC. Odds are that, with a win over Akron, the Wildcats would host the winner of that game; that won't be determined immediately, however.