Printable NIT Bracket
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NIT 2018: Rule Changes
For the third time in four years, the NIT has some rules changes, some of which are extreme.
- The three-point line will be extended back 20 inches to what the arc is in FIBA play.
- The free throw line will be widened four feet to NBA regulation.
- Games will play out in four, 10-minute quarters instead of two, 20-minute halves. Teams will shoot free throws after the fifth foul of each quarter.
- The shot clock resets to 20 seconds after offensive rebounds instead of 30 seconds
The first three rounds of the NIT are played at the schools of the higher-seeded team. The semifinals and championship will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
- First Round: Tuesday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 14
- Second Round: Thursday, March 15 through Monday, March 19
- Quarterfinals: Tuesday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 21
- Semifinals: Tuesday, March 27
- Championship: Thursday, March 29
NIT 2018: Seeds, teams
- No. 1: Baylor, Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s, USC
- No. 2: Louisville, Marquette, Oklahoma State, Utah
- No. 3: LSU, Middle Tennessee, Oregon, Stanford
- No. 4: Boise State, Mississippi State, Penn State, Western Kentucky
- No. 5: Boston College, Nebraska, Temple, Washington
- No. 6: BYU, Louisiana, Rider, Vermont
- No. 7: Florida Gulf Coast, Harvard, Northern Kentucky, UC Davis
- No. 8: Hampton, SE Louisiana, UNC Asheville, Wagner
2018 NIT: Schedule, TV channels
Tuesday, March 13
- No. 1 Baylor vs. No. 8 Wagner | 7 p.m. ET | ESPN2
- No. 2 Louisville vs. No. 7 Northern Kentucky | 7 p.m. | ESPN
- No. 3 Middle Tennessee vs. No. 6 Vermont | 8 p.m. | ESPNU
- No. 4 Western Kentucky vs. No. 5 Boston College | 8 p.m. | ESPN3
- No. 2 Oklahoma State vs. No. 7 Florida Gulf Coast | 9 p.m. | ESPN2
- No. 1 Notre Dame vs. No. 8 Hampton | 9 p.m. | ESPN
- No. 1 Saint Mary’s vs. No. 8 SE Louisiana | 10 p.m. | ESPNU
- No. 3 Oregon vs. No. 6 Rider | 10 p.m. | ESPN3
- No. 1 USC vs. No. 8 UNC Asheville | 11 p.m. | ESPN2
Wednesday, March 14
- No. 3 LSU vs. No. 6 Lousiana | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
- No. 2 Marquette vs. No. 7 Harvard | 7 p.m. | ESPN2
- No. 4 Penn State vs. No. 5 Temple | 8 p.m. | ESPNU
- No. 4 Mississippi State vs. No. 5 Nebraska | 9 p.m. | ESPN2
- No. 2 Utah vs. No. 7 UC Davis | 9 p.m. | ESPN3
- No. 3 Stanford vs. No. 6 BYU | 10 p.m. | ESPNU
- No. 5 Washington vs. No. 4 Boise State (at Washington) | 10 p.m. | ESPN3
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