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Arizona to host Idaho State in first round of WNIT, UA’s first postseason appearance since 2011

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The Arizona women’s basketball team is heading to the postseason for the first time since 2011, though it won’t have to travel very far. Or even at all.

The Wildcats earned an at-large bid to the WNIT on Monday and will host Idaho State in the first round Thursday at 6:30 p.m. PT.

“I think it’s a really good step for this program and it’s really good for the young players to get experience because once you get that experience, you’re hungry for more and then the bar is raised for next year,” Arizona coach Adia Barnes said last week.

The Wildcats are 18-13, including a 7-11 record in the Pac-12, their most wins in both respects since 2011. Arizona crushed Idaho State 71-46 in McKale Center on Nov. 9.

Should the Wildcats beat the Bengals again, they would play either Fresno State or Pacific in the second round later that weekend.

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