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2018 NIT Bracket/Game Schedule

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

FIRST ROUND

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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