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2015 National Invitation Tournament margin and pairings announced

INDIANAPOLIS — Colorado State, Old Dominion, Richmond and Temple prominence a 32-team National Invitation Tournament margin that was expelled on Sunday. The margin facilities 23 teams with during slightest 20 wins, 12 involuntary qualifiers and illustration from 22 of a 32 Division we conferences.

First turn play is scheduled for Tuesday, Mar 17 and Wednesday, Mar 18, with a second turn regulating Mar 20-23. The quarterfinals will be hold on Mar 24 and 25 and 4 teams will allege to New York City for a semifinals on Tuesday, Mar 31. The NIT will interpretation with a Championship diversion on Thursday, Apr 2. The semifinal and championship games will be played during New York’s ancestral Madison Square Garden for a 78th year.

Bracket Schedule

First turn action, on campus sites, facilities series one seeds Colorado State, Old Dominion, Richmond, and Temple hosting South Dakota State, Charleston Southern, St. Francis Brooklyn (making a initial NIT coming given 1963) and Bucknell, respectively.

Other initial turn games embody George Washington during Pittsburgh, Central Michigan during Louisiana Tech, Montana during Texas AM, Arizona State during Connecticut, Illinois during Alabama, North Carolina Central during Miami (Fla.), Vanderbilt during St. Mary’s (Calif.), Iona during Rhode Island, UC Davis during Stanford, Green Bay during Illinois State, UTEP during Murray State, and William and Mary during Tulsa.

Temple is creation a 18th coming in a National Invitation Tournament, restraining Manhattan and Saint Louis for a fifth-most appearances by any school. A sum of 5 teams in a 2015 margin seemed in a NIT in 2014.

“This was a really severe preference routine for a series of reasons,” pronounced Reggie Minton, behaving chair of a NIT Selection Committee. “In further to a 12 institutions that automatically competent for a NIT and a 20 that we comparison with a at-large spots available, there were many others that were estimable of clever care into a field.

“We are vehement about a margin we have and are looking brazen to an superb contest commencement Tuesday.”

All 2015 NIT games will also embody dual initial rules.  Teams will contest regulating a 30-second shot time instead of a stream 35-second shot clock. The 31 games of a NIT will also have a four-foot restricted-area arc as against to a stream three-foot arc.

NIT games are being televised by ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3. Additional NIT information can also be found during ncaa.com/NIT.

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