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2024 NIT field and pairings announced

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2024 NIT field and pairings announced
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INDIANAPOLIS—Seton Hall, Indiana State, Villanova and Wake Forest highlight the 32-team Nationwide Invitation Match space launched by the NIT committee within the current day.

A model new format for 2024 incorporates two exempt teams from each of six conferences: Atlantic Coast, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC.

First spherical play is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 19 and 20, with the second spherical having fun with March 23 and 24. Quarterfinals will doubtless be held March 26 and 27 with 4 teams advancing to historic Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis for the semifinals on Tuesday, April 2. The NIT will conclude with the championship recreation on Thursday, April 4.

First spherical movement on campus web sites choices major seeds, Seton Hall, Wake Forest, Indiana State and Villanova going by Saint Joseph’s, App State, SMU, and VCU, respectively.

Completely different first spherical video video games embrace North Texas at LSU, Boston Faculty at Windfall, UNLV at Princeton, Xavier at Georgia, Richmond at Virginia Tech, Cornell at Ohio State, Minnesota at Butler, Loyola Chicago at Bradley, San Francisco at Cincinnati, South Florida at UCF, Kansas State at Iowa, UC Irvine at Utah.

For the third-straight season, the NIT seeded solely the very best half of the 32-team space. The underside 16 unseeded teams had been positioned into the bracket by the NIT Committee as close to their house of pure curiosity as attainable.

Bradley is making its twenty third look throughout the Nationwide Invitation Match, primarily probably the most of any faculty throughout the 2023 space.

“We’re excited regarding the space that we had been able to put collectively,” acknowledged Tim Duncan, vp of athletics and recreation at New Orleans and chair of the NIT committee. “There are going to be some good early spherical matchups and it’s actually thrilling to hold the historic previous of the NIT – Faculty Basketball’s Beginning – to historic Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.”

NIT video video games are being televised by ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN+. Additional NIT information will probably be found on www.NCAA.com/NIT.

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