NIT 2023: Bracket, schedule, and scores
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Right here’s the total bracket, schedule and scores for this 12 months’s match.
It’s NIT TIME BABY! (extraordinarily Dick Vitale voice). The Nationwide Invitational Match is upon us, and whereas many groups can be disillusioned they’re in competitors to change into the most effective bridesmaid of March, somewhat than the bride, there’s nonetheless loads of pleasure to play for.
Annually the NIT options one main snub who turns into the favourite to run the desk. This 12 months it’s Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights had each ounce of justification to be within the NCAA match, however have been pushed simply outdoors the bubble.
That doesn’t imply a Rutgers win needs to be thought of a foregone conclusion. Sure, they’re an excellent workforce — however final 12 months Texas A&M was the large NCAA snub and ended up dropping to Xavier 73-72 within the NIT closing.
The large edge the NIT has at all times held over the NCAA match is environment. Certain, taking part in at large unbiased websites brings cash and parity to the game, however there’s one thing to be stated for conserving the on-campus environment just like the NIT does. It’s because of this that the seeded groups get to play at dwelling to open the match, with the campus websites internet hosting till the quarterfinals are full. Curiously you’ll see that this omits Oklahoma State, who should journey regardless of being a No. 1 seed due to a previous dedication on campus to host the NCAA Wrestling Championships.
The 2023 NIT Schedule
Tuesday, March 14
Hofstra 88, No. 1 Rutgers 86 OT
No. 3 Michigan 90, Toledo 80
No. 4 UAB 88, Southern Miss 60
No. 3 Liberty 62, Villanova 57
No. 2 Vanderbilt 71, Yale 62
No. 2 Wisconsin 81, Bradley 62
Jap Washington 81, No. 4 Washington State 74
No. 3 Colorado 65, Seton Corridor 64
Wednesday, March 15
No. 1 Oklahoma State 69, Youngstown State 64
UCF 67, No. 4 Florida 49
Morehead State 68, No. 1 Clemson 64
No. 2 North Texas vs. Alcorn | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
No. 3 Sam Houston at Santa Clara | 9 p.m. | ESPN+
No. 4 Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech | 9 p.m. | ESPN2
No. 2 New Mexico vs. Utah Valley | 10 p.m. | ESPN+
No. 1 Oregon vs. UC Irvine | 11 p.m. | ESPN2
Saturday, March 18
- No. 3 Michigan vs. No. 2 Vanderbilt | 12 p.m. | ESPN
Sunday, March 19
Tuesday, March 21
Wednesday, March 22
Tuesday, March 28
Thursday, March 30
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