March 31, 2023
Schedule, TV channels for the men's tournament

Schedule, TV channels for the men’s tournament

The field for the National Invitational Tournament is ready and will feature an exciting mix of college basketball teams. Big 12 powerhouse Oklahoma State leads the 32-team field as one of four No. 1 seeds. The other top seeds are Oregon, Rutgers and Clemson.

The NIT will begin the opening round on March 14 and 15. The first three rounds will take place on the university campus of the top seeds. However, there will be a new venue for both the semi-finals and the championship rounds.

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This season, the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas will host the final rounds. In recent years, the final rounds have been held at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

The NIT has been played every year since 1938. The tournament was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but returned in 2021. Each NIT team narrowly missed the NCAA Tournament and accepted the invitation to play in the annual event.

Here’s a look at NIT 2023 support.

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A general view of the chairs on the bench of the Virginia Cavaliers against the St. John’s Red Storm in the first half during the NIT tournament at John Paul Jones Arena.

NIT schedule

First round: March 14-15

Second round: March 18-19

Quarter finals: March 21 and 22

Semifinal: 28th March

Final: March 30th

left top bracket

1. Oklahoma State vs. Youngstown State (7 p.m. ET Wednesday, ESPN+)

4. Washington State vs. Eastern Washington (11 p.m. ET Tuesday, ESPNU)

3. North Texas vs. Alcorn State (8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, ESPN+)

2.Sam Houston vs. Santa Clara (9 p.m. ET Wednesday, ESPN+)

lower left bracket

1. Oregon vs. UC Irvine (11 p.m. ET on Wednesday, ESN2)

4. Florida vs. UCF (7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, ESPN2)

3.Wisconsin vs. Bradley (9:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, ESPN)

2.Liberty vs. Villanova (9 p.m. ET Tuesday, ESPN2)

right upper support

1. Rutgers vs. Hofstra (7 p.m. ET Tuesday, ESPNU)

4. Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech (9 p.m. ET Wednesday, ESPN2)

3. New Mexico vs. Utah Valley (10 p.m. ET Wednesday, ESPN+)

2. Colorado vs. Seton Hall (11 p.m. ET Tuesday, ESPN2)

right bottom bracket

1. Clemson v. Morehead State (7 p.m. ET Wednesday, ESPN+)

4. UAB vs. Southern Miss (7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, ESPN+)

3.Vanderbilt vs. Yale (9 p.m. ET Tuesday, ESPNU)

2.Michigan vs. Toledo (7 p.m. ET Tuesday, ESPN2)

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 2023 NIT bracket: Schedule, TV channels for men’s tournament

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