March 21, 2018

When is the NIT? Participants, bracket, schedule for 2018 National Invitation Tournament

12 March 2018, 09:02 | Marlene Fleming

Syracuse guard Tyus Battle and the Orange will find out their NCAA Tournament fate on Sunday night

Syracuse guard Tyus Battle and the Orange will find out their NCAA Tournament fate on Sunday night

Especially for the surprised Trojans.

USC, Notre Dame, Baylor and Saint Mary's grabbed No. 1 seeds for the National Invitation Tournament after their NCAA bubble burst, and Louisville, Oklahoma State, Middle Tennessee and OR joined them in the 32-team field.

"If all that matters is the quality of your best win or two on your schedule, then we shouldn't even play and just set the field in December after the out of conference was complete", he said.

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The Nittany Lions won the National Invitation Tournament in that last appearance nine years ago, when Talor Battle and Jamelle Cornley led the Blue and White over Baylor 69-63 in the NIT Championship Game. "We are excited about the tournament and we think it will be as competitive a field as we've ever had". Senior guard Matt Farrell also was sidelined for five games with an ankle injury. The Irish and Pirates will be meeting for the first time in men's basketball on Tuesday night (Notre Dame is 5-0 all-time against teams from the MEAC). The NIT second-round will feature the victor of the Penn State-Temple game against the victor of Tuesday's Notre Dame-Hampton contest, with second round date, location and time to be announced.

Ticket information for Wednesday's NIT first round game has been distributed to season ticket holders and will be posted on and on Penn State Athletics' social media channels. Tournament snubs such as Southern California, Saint Mary's, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State and Louisville will take part in the 2018 NIT.

The victor will move on to play the victor of No. 8 seeded Hampton at No. 1 Notre Dame. Golden Eagles coach Steve Wojciechowski and Crimson coach Tommy Amaker each played for Mike Krzyzewski at Duke. He's an incredible coach.

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