The WNIT semifinals took place in Memphis, Tennessee. Four teams were battling for a spot in the final. Delaware, Rice, Ole Miss and Northern Iowa. Before they reached the semifinals, here’s a quick refresher on how they got here. Day 1, Day 2 and Regional Final results/recaps.
Rice vs Delaware
Coming into this game, both Rice and Delaware had impressive victories beforehand. It was going to be a battle between Nancy Mulkey and Jasmine Dickey. However, Nancy Mulkey was held scoreless in this game and Jasmine Dickey struggled shooting in this game. Rice led 6-0 early in the game and it just got bigger as the game went on. Rice was up by as many as 20 points at one point in the game, due to the shooting struggles of Delaware. Rice was able to pull away and were able to hold off Delaware in the fourth quarter to advance to the WNIT Final.
Ole Miss vs Northern Iowa
Coming into this game, Ole Miss was looking to make some more noise as head coach Yolett McCuin was back on the sidelines after Covid protocols kept her out. Northern Iowa was looking to prove themselves as well. But, it was Ole Miss who won out. They won because of their defense, their ability to draw fouls and getting to the free throw line. Northern Iowa did make it a game, but they could never get more closer than 8 or 9 points and Ole Miss held on to win the game and advance to the WNIT final. They will face Rice in the final and it should be very interesting. The final will air on FloHoops and will be played at 1 pm local time, 2 pm EST on Sunday afternoon.