Appalachian State will play UNC-Wilmington in the first round of the WNIT. The only common opponent between the two schools was Georgia State, who Appalachian beat easily in November 2011. The Seahawks played Georgia State three times this season, winning all three, by 3, 10, and 7 points. Appalachian has a slightly higher RPI at 70, compared to UNCW who is ranked at 77, but will be on the road for the first round. North Carolina State is the likely opponent for the winner.