|EASTERN WASHINGTON EAGLES (21-11)|
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|SACRAMENTO STATE HORNETS (17-15)|
|Monday, Mar. 23 | 7:00 p.m. PT|
|The Nest (1,012) | Sacramento, Calif.|
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Cheney, Wash. – Fresh off the heels of its first-ever postseason victory in program history, the Eastern Washington University women's basketball team will face a familiar foe in the second round of the WNIT, taking on Sacramento State this Monday, Mar. 23, in Sacramento, Calif.
Tipoff time is set for 7 p.m. at The Nest on Sacramento State's campus.
Eastern (21-11) used a buzzer-beater from sophomore Jade Redmon to defeat Washington State, 67-65, in a WNIT first-round game last Wednesday, Mar. 18, in Pullman, Wash. It was the Eagles' first postseason win in four tries in the program's 33-year NCAA Division I history.
The win over the Cougars, just EWU's sixth victory over a Pac-12 member in its history, also gave Eastern 21 wins on the year, tying the program record that was set during the 1983-84 season.
Making its first-ever appearance in a postseason tournament, Sacramento State (17-15) earned a hard-fought road win over Pacific, 87-79, last Thursday, Mar. 19. Like EWU, the Hornets advanced to the semifinals of the Big Sky Tournament earlier this month, falling to Northern Colorado in overtime, 81-79. The loss to the Bears snapped a six-game winning streak for Sacramento State.
The Hornets, owners of a 10-2 home record this season, are led by First Team All-Big Sky selection Fantasia Hilliard (13.3 ppg, 5.7 apg, 3.4 rpg) while Hallie Gennett (12.1 ppg) and Gretchen Harrigan (10.2 ppg, 4.3 rpg) also average double figures in scoring.
Eastern and Sacramento State split this season's two meetings with both teams winning on the other's home floor. The Hornets upended the Eagles, 73-67, at Reese Court on Jan. 17 before junior Hayley Hodgins scored in the final seconds to lift EWU over the Hornets, 80-79, in Sacramento on Feb. 12.