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Posted on Tue, Mar 15, 2011 : 10:10 a.m.

It's Michigan vs. Eastern Michigan in first-round WNIT action

By Staff

The Eastern Michigan women's basketball team will play host to Washtenaw County rival Michigan on Thursday in first-round Women's National Invitation Tournament action.

Tickets for the 7 p.m. game at the Convocation Center are available at the Eastern Michigan ticket office, by calling 734-487-2282 or visiting

The 64-team WNIT field opens action Wednesday. The WNIT final will be played April 2 on the campus of one of the two final schools.

Eastern (22-12, 10-6 in the Mid-American Conference) won four of its last five games. Michigan, (17-12, 10-6 Big Ten), lost to Illinois, 55-47, on Friday in the Big Ten Conference tournament.