The University of Central Arkansas Sugar Bears were selected to the Women's Basketball Invitational Field Monday and gained a home game in the process.

The UCA women will host Southern Illinois-Edwardsville at 7 p.m. Thursday in the first round of the 16-team tournament.

The field was selected after the 64-team NCAA field and the 64-team WNIT were put together. The games will be played at campus sites.

The UCA-SIUE winner will play the winner of Texas Southern and Weber State in the second round, either Sunday or Monday.

Nevada, UC-Irvine, Cal State Bakersfield and Fresno State are in UCA's bracket.

Teams in the opposite bracket are Northeastern, Yale, Youngstown State, Binghamton, UNC-Asheville, Furman, South Alabama and Stetson.

Semifinal games will be either Friday, March 23, or Saturday, March 24. Th championship game will be either March 28 or March 29.