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Mercedes Wetmore will get a chance to extend her Husky career beginning Friday at Alaska Airlines Arena.
UW Hosts Hawai'i On Friday In WNIT
Release: 03/17/2014
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SEATTLE -- The Husky women will continue its season this week after being selected to play in the WNIT and host a first round game. The Dawgs (17-13) will host Hawai'i (17-13) on Friday, March 21, at 7 p.m.

The game will be aired live on 1150 KKNW and 1150kknw.com, while a webcast can be seen HERE.

Washington will be playing in the WNIT for a third-straight season, having advanced to the quarterfinals in 2012 and the second round last season. Overall, the Dawgs are making their sixth appearance in the WNIT. The Huskies are 8-5 in the five tournaments they have played so far. Washington debuted in the WNIT in 1999, while also appearing in 2002, 2004, 2012 and last season. The Dawgs are 5-0 in the first round of the tournament.

This season, the Dawgs finished 17-13, including 10-8 in the Pac-12 season, but fell to Utah in the first round of the conference tournament. Despite wins over three ranked teams, including then-No. 2 Stanford, Washington was not selected to the NCAA Tournament.

Instead, the Dawgs will host Hawai'i. The winner of Friday's game will face the winner of Oregon and Pacific who sit on the other side of the Husky bracket. Exact dates and the location of each game beyond the first round are not decided until the opponents are known.

Hawai'i finished 10-6 in the Big West Conference and advanced to the second round of the conference tournament. They Rainbow Wahine played four Pac-12 schools this season, defeating Washington State and falling to Oregon State, USC and Arizona State. They are led by Kamilah Jackson who averages 14.8 points and 9.3 rebounds.

Stay tuned to gohuskies.com or follow UW women's basketball on twitter (@UW_WBB) for updates of the WNIT.

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