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NIT Bracket: Complete Schedule, Teams And Matchups

NIT Bracket: Complete Schedule, Teams And Matchups

The teams are meeting for the first time since Temple won at the buzzer in a 2011 NCAA Tournament first round game.

Michigan State, Purdue, Ohio State and Michigan were the only Big Ten teams to receive bids to the NCAA tournament.

The victor of Michigan-Ohio State, which was being played late on Saturday night, will face ND in the conference title game next weekend for the right to be called 2018 Big Ten champs after PSU won the conference a year ago.

"Playing in the postseason provides us with an incredible opportunity for our team to continue to develop and get better", said Penn State coach Patrick Chambers, who has directed the Nittany Lions to 21 victories in 2017-18, the third-highest win total in program history. The two assists also tie him with junior Andrew Sturtz (Buffalo, N.Y.) for third all-time at Penn State and his 58 career points are now just two shy of Luke Juha '16 for the most all-time by a Nittany Lion defenseman. This is Hampton's first-ever NIT Tournament appearance.

A couple of noteworthy NCAA Tournament snubs helped create quite a field for the NIT.




The semifinals and final will be played in New York's Madison Square Garden on March 27 and 29.

The NIT first-round contest will air on ESPNU, the Penn State Sports Network and GoPSUsports.com.

Other notable matchups include Marquette taking on Harvard on Wednesday night, and Louisville hosting Northern Kentucky on Tuesday night.

Temple beat Tulane, 82-77 in a first-round American Athletic Conference game before losing to Wichita State, 89-81. The Owls defeated Tulane and lost to No. 2 seed Wichita State in the AAC quarterfinals.

The teams traded goals in the first period as Jordan Gross and Andrew Peeke scored for Notre Dame while Nate Sucese and Brandon Biro scored for Penn State.


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