Ball State women's basketball advanced to Round 2 of the Women's National Invitation Tournament following its 77-72 victory over Iowa on March 17.

Iowa was a potential team to play in the NCAA Tournament. Ball State (22-9) will play Saint Louis (25-7) on March 21.

The Billikens took down the Trojans of Arkansas-Little Rock in the first round of the tournament 70-69.

With a victory over Saint Louis, Ball State would continue its season in Round 3 of the WNIT and play either the University of Tennessee Martin (22-9) or Western Kentucky (25-6).

There were five Mid-American Conference teams that entered the WNIT, but Ball State and Ohio are the only two who remain.

Ohio already advanced to Round 3 of the tournament after its 64-57 victory of Virginia Tech. The only way the two remaining MAC teams could meet in the tournament is in the championship, since they are on different sides of the bracket. 

Tip-off for Ball State's game against Saint Louis is set for 8 p.m. on March 21 at Saint Louis.