The Colorado women's basketball team was fully expecting to join the 64-team Postseason WNIT on Monday night, and it didn't take long before the Buffs got their invitation.
Even better, the Buffs will play in their own backyard.
The Buffs, who finished the season with three wins in their last five, will host their first-round game against Texas Christian (18-14) on Wednesday at the Coors Events Center (7 p.m.). A win could match them up against Colorado State in Round 2.
The Rams would have to get past Southern Utah for the Centennial State neighbors to meet.
CU finished 17-14 overall on the season, and they'll join Oregon, Washington and Washington State in the WNIT field. It marks the 22nd time Colorado has advanced to a postseason tournament, the fifth time in the WNIT in which it has accumulated a 10-4 record.
After a 9-0 start to the slate, CU had high hopes of a berth in the NCAA Women's Tournament. The Buffs split their first Pac-12 games against Southern Cal and UCLA, but then suffered a two-point loss at Cal-Berkeley that started a tough stretch, losing 10 of 13 before regaining their footing, beating UCLA twice and Arizona once before a second round loss in the Pac-12 Tournament.
The Buffs will look to make a run behind a trio of scorers and a bench that brought the per-game scoring average to 68.3 points. Jen Reese and Arielle Roberson each average 12 points a game, while Brittany Wilson is right there at 11.1 per outing.
Tickets for Wednesday's game are available to the general public beginning Tuesday morning online (CUBuffs.com/tickets), at King Soopers and through the Athletic Ticket Office at CU.
Washington State (17-16) at Montana (22-10), TBA
TCU (18-14) at Colorado (17-14), TBA
Green Bay (22-9) at Minnesota (20-12), TBA
Quinnipiac (21-12) at Villanova (22-8), TBA
East Carolina (22-8) at George Washington (21-10), TBA
Pacific (18-12) at Oregon (15-15), TBA
Cal Poly (18-13) at San Diego (22-8), TBA
Southern Utah (22-9) at Colorado State (25-7), TBA
Texas Southern (20-12) at SMU (17-13), TBA
Butler (15-15) at South Dakota State (22-9), TBA
Missouri (17-13) at Creighton (19-13), TBA
Marquette (21-10) at Indiana State (20-11), TBA
Belmont (14-17) at Indiana (18-12), TBA
Ball State (18-16) at Northwestern (15-15), TBA
IUPUI (22-9) at Central Michigan (20-11), TBA
High Point (22-10) at Bowling Green (27-4), TBA
Harvard (21-7) at Iona (26-5), TBA
Delaware (20-10) at Rutgers (22-9), TBA
VCU (22-9) at Princeton (20-8), TBA
American (22-9) at Seton Hall (18-13), TBA
Tulane (20-10) at Mississipi State (19-13), TBA
Lamar (18-12) at Southern Miss. (26-6), TBA
Furman (18-12) at Auburn (17-14), TBA
Navy (24-7) at Old Dominion (17-15), TBA
Stetson (26-7) at Miami (16-14), TBA
Hawaii (17-13) at Washington (17-13), TBA
Cal State Bakersfield (19-11) at Saint Mary's (Calif.) (22-9), TBA
Arkansas State (22-11) at UTEP (24-7), TBA
Stony Brook (24-8) at Michigan (18-13), TBA
Mount St. Mary's (19-13) at Duquesne (19-12), TBA
Charlotte (15-15) at St. Bonaventure (23-10), TBA
North Carolina A&T (24-6) at South Florida (19-12), TBA
Hawaii-Washington winner vs. Pacific-Oregon winner, TBA
Washington State-Montana winner vs. Cal Poly-San Diego winner, TBA
Southern Utah-Colorado State winner vs. TCU-Colorado, TBA
Cal State Bakersfield-Saint Mary's (Calif.) winner vs. Arkansas State-UTEP winner, TBA
Green Bay-Minnesota winner vs. Texas Southern-SMU, TBA
Butler-South Dakota State winner vs. Missouri-Creighton winner, TBA
Marquette-Indiana State winner vs. Belmont-Indiana, TBA
Ball State-Northwestern winner vs. IUPUI-Central Michigan, TBA
Stony Brook-Michigan winner vs. Mount St. Mary's-Duquesne winner, TBA
High Point-Bowling Green winner vs. Charlotte-St. Bonaventure winner, TBA
Harvard-Iona winner vs. Delaware-Rutgers winner, TBA
VCU-Princeton winner vs. American-Seton Hall winner, TBA
Tulane-Mississipi State winner vs. Lamar-Southern Miss. winner, TBA
Furman-Auburn winner vs. Navy-Old Dominion winner, TBA
Quinnipiac-Villanova winner vs. East Carolina-George Washington winner, TBA
North Carolina A&T-South Florida winner vs. Stetson-Miami winner, TBA