NIT bracket 2018: National Invitation Tournament teams, schedule set

12 March, 2018, 12:14 | Author: Angel Logan
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This year the NIT will a number of new rules, including extending the three-point line approximately one foot and eight inches, the same distance used by FIBA for worldwide competition (22 feet, 1.75 inches).

Penn State basketball is headed to the NIT and will face Temple at the Bryce Jordan Center on Wednesday the tournament announced on Sunday night.

Penn State basketball is heading back to the NIT for the first time since 2009, after a 21-13 record and a trip to the Big Ten Tournament semifinals.

Penn State had not made a postseason appearance since 2014, when it earned its first and only CBI bid in program history.

Notre Dame was in the 2018 NCAA Tournament until Davidson upset the Atlantic 10 regular season champs Rhode Island on Sunday in the conference tournament title game. The Nittany Lions are one of seven former NIT Champions in the 2018 field.

-Notre Dame responded with a power-play tally of its own as Andrew Peeke was able to rip home a rebound on the right side of the crease for the 2-1 lead at 14:03 of the first period. 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.

Below is information on the important dates and locations for the 2018 NIT.

A potential Notre Dame-Oklahoma State championship game would be pretty fun.

NIT games are being televised by ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3. Nebraska, Louisville, USC, Saint Mary's, etc. are all really good squads. They reached the semifinals of the conference tournament in MSG before being eliminated by Purdue.

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