Wildcats enjoying WNIT run as underdogs

ACU women prep for second round WNIT

ABILENE, TX - Monday night, the ACU Women's basketball team ventures into new waters, the second round of a Division I postseason tournament, as the Wildcats will be trying to keep its magical season alive in a WNIT date in Dallas.

ACU, coming off its first ever postseason Division I win over Oklahoma State on Thursday, gets SMU who took Louisiana Tech to overtime on Friday.

The Lady Mustangs won five of their last seven games, including a victory in the American Athletic Conference championship for the second-straight season.

And they are good at home too, in a facility similarly named Moody Coliseum – where they are 12-3 on the season.

Coming into Monday, both ACU and SMU haven't faced each other since 1983, but once again, Julie Goodenough's team is embracing the underdog.

"As a team, we just don't let things phase us,” said senior Lizzy Dimba. “Whether we're the top team or not the top team, we're just going to play hard and don't let it get to us."

Something that they not only enjoy, but instill as a driving factor no matter which opponent they face.

“That's kind of how our team faces challenges,” said head coach Julie Goodenough. “We're going to be full of power, we're going to be self-disciplined, we're going to love each other more than the other team we're going to be playing against -- and we're certainly not going to have any fear or timidity."

Tip time for ACU and SMU is 7 p.m.

The Wildcats are also taking a pair of fan busses to the game on Monday night. The cost is $25 and it includes a ticket to the game, and bus transportation to and from. RSVP’s must be made by 10 a.m. on Monday.

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