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Snubbed teams get ready to battle for NIT crown

Posted on: March 14, 2011 2:04 pm
Edited on: March 14, 2011 6:58 pm
 
Cliff Ellis has the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers back in the NIT

Posted by Eric Angevine

All those teams that were left out of Sunday's selection show now have a shot at an NIT title. Not exactly what they wanted, but at least there's some basketball to be played, with a shot at a trip to Madison Square Garden.

Here's how the whole thing will go down.

March 15-16: First Round at campus sites of higher seeds.
March 18-21: Second Round, same
March 22 & 23 (ESPN/ESPN2): Quarterfinals at campus sites of higher seeds.
March 29: Semifinals, 7 pm and 9:30 pm, ESPN2, Madison Square Garden
March 31: Championship Game, 7 pm, ESPN2, Madison Square Garden

Printable NIT bracket

Left side bracket:

No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. No. 8 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, Tuesday at 7 pm, ESPNU

No. 4 New Mexico Lobos vs. No. 5 UTEP Miners, Tuesday at 9 pm, ESPN2

No. 3 Missouri State Bears vs. No. 6 Murray State Racers, Tuesday at 8 pm, ESPN3

No. 2 Miami Hurricanes vs. No. 7 Florida Atlantic Owls, Wednesday at 7:30 pm, ESPN3

No. 1 Colorado Buffaloes vs. No. 8 Texas Southern, Wednesday at 7 pm, ESPN3

No. 4 California Golden Bears vs. No. 5 Mississippi Rebels, Wednesday at 9 pm, ESPN2

No. 3 Colorado St. Rams vs. No. 6 Fairfield Stags, Tuesday at 9 pm, ESPN3

No. 2 St. Mary's Gaels vs. No. 7 Kent St. Golden Flashes, Tuesday at 11 pm, ESPN2

 Right side bracket:

No. 1 Boston College Eagles vs. 8 McNeese St. Cowboys, Tuesday at 9 pm, ESPNU

No. 4 Northwestern Wildcats vs. No. 5 Milwaukee Panthers, Wednesday at 8 pm, ESPN3

No. 3 Oklahoma St. Cowboys vs. No. 6 Harvard Crimson, Tuesday at 7 pm, ESPN

No. 2 Washington St. Cougars vs. No. 7 Long Beach St. 49ers, Wednesday at 10 pm, ESPNU

No. 1 Virginia Tech Hokies vs. No. 8 Bethune-Cookman Wildcats, Wednesday at 8 pm, ESPNU

No. 4 Wichita St. Shockers vs. No. 5 Nebraska Cornhuskers, Wednesday at 7 pm, ESPN2

No. 3 Dayton Flyers vs. No. 6 Charleston Cougars, Tuesday at 7 pm, ESPN2

No. 2 Cleveland St. Vikings vs. No. 7 Vermont Catamounts, Tuesday at 7 pm, ESPN3

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Comments

Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: March 15, 2011 11:21 am
 

Snubbed teams get ready to battle for NIT crown

I hope they both lose in the first round! Shows that traitors never prosper

dude get over yourself nobody cares about KU......big ten doesnt want you and if i was you i starting talking to the bigeast before texas goes independent and you become part of the MWC. your showing allegiance to a sham of a conference that wont be here in 5 years and when most were about to leave to pac10 YOU WERENT PART OF THAT GROUP. texas doesn care about the littles sisters of the north.



Since: Oct 31, 2007
Posted on: March 15, 2011 8:43 am
 

Snubbed teams get ready to battle for NIT crown

@ imakansan....talking NIT smack over the Big 12 and NE and CO???  Wow, loser, get over it.  Enjoy the Big 12...err, Big Texas! 



Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: March 15, 2011 6:58 am
 

Snubbed teams get ready to battle for NIT crown

seismic50: MY guess is that since espn carries all the NIT games, CBS does not want to promote it too much.  That's wrong.  This site is supposed to cover all ov college basketball and they should have everyone's bracket: CBI; NIT; etc.   I know I will watch most of the games.

I certainly agree Colorado and VaTech should have been in over UAB or USC.  However, I'm looking for WashSt to go all the way in the NIT.




Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: March 15, 2011 5:07 am
 

Snubbed teams get ready to battle for NIT crown

Nice, imakansass.  The NCAA selection committee not only dissed Colorado, they dissed your whole conference when they only picked 5 Big XII teams.  Enjoy your time in the Big Texas Conference, where 4 teams that aren't in Kansas will share the biggest part of the pie & leave the crumbs for what's left of the Big XII North, because they don't care how good your basketball team is.  Your Jayhawks would have left the conference, too, if they had any brains or balls.



Since: Aug 11, 2010
Posted on: March 15, 2011 1:17 am
 

Snubbed teams get ready to battle for NIT crown

It comes from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and it is a rooster



Since: Jan 21, 2010
Posted on: March 15, 2011 12:20 am
 

To hell with Colorado and Nebraska!

I hope they both lose in the first round! Shows that traitors never prosper!




Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: March 15, 2011 12:04 am
 

Snubbed teams get ready to battle for NIT crown

If the NIT bores you that much you don't have to watch it jackass!



Since: Jan 11, 2008
Posted on: March 14, 2011 11:56 pm
 

Snubbed teams get ready to battle for NIT crown

I'm shaking my head. Early in the season the Minn. Gophers looked like they could make noise at the Big Dance, and they end up not even invited to the NIT!



Since: Jan 3, 2011
Posted on: March 14, 2011 11:49 pm
 

Snubbed teams get ready to battle for NIT crown

Agreed.  And to think that Minnesota started out the year with a fairly good ranking.  The way the Big East has been overly rated this year, I was expecting to see Seton Hall, Providence, and Depaul in the NIT.  I'm still shocked to see that Harvard, who was nibbling at the tourney even with their loss to Princeton in the last second, only got a #6 seed in the NIT.  Colorado got a #1.  Wait, didn't Colorado lose to Harvard this year?



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: March 14, 2011 11:21 pm
 

Snubbed teams get ready to battle for NIT crown

I've worked tirelessly all day filling out my NIT bracket and see several interesting match-ups. That 4 vs. 5 tilt with Nebraska and Wichita to be held in some cornfield in between begs a close look. The CSU Rams against the Stags is very attractive to all hunters in our land. Will the Crimson Tide roll up on Coastal Carolina? You've got to love Miami in their brawl-filled rematch with Fla Atlantic and my personal favorite of the boys from Cal visiting the open-minded folks @ Ole Miss. The marquee game though pits the Harvard elite against those darn Okies from Stillwater. This promises to be a wildly entertaining tourney with the good folks that control the NIT influencing the outcomes to draw the best 4 teams to NY; or at least what's beneficial to them.


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