The NIT does not have predetermined sites, so the first three rounds are hosted by schools in the tournament, and the second and third round games are determined based on the winners of the first round. This is their first trip to the postseason in six years. UVM will be playing in the NIT for the fourth time.
This will be Oregon's 11th NIT appearance, and first since 2012.
The Sun Devils had a 4-7 record against ranked opponents, with their biggest win coming against No. 10 Oregon State in the conference tournament.
The Duck men beat Washington State and Utah in last week's Pac-12 tournament at Las Vegas, Nevada, before falling to USC in the semifinals. The Broncos and Huskies met in a closed-door preseason scrimmage, with the Broncos reportedly winning the session. You've got to give them all the credit. This season marks the first time since 2008 the conference has gotten fewer than five teams into the NCAA Tournament. But their sister, Jamie, had her season and college career end playing for San Diego with a loss in the conference tournament. "I hope we rally and respond and the guys feel the same way I do". 25 Arizona State and then-No. 9 Arizona in Seattle. The Bruins defeated the Broncos 83-56 in the first round of last year's tournament. Those Q2 and Q4 numbers are nice, but there was not enough meat in MU's top quadrant, and the Q3 losses vs. A win in the second round could result in a matchup against No. 2 seed Louisville or No. 3 seed Middle Tennessee. The championship game is set for there on March 29.
Baylor head coach Scott Drew said not making the NCAA Tournament field was a let down, but the Bears still have a chance to win a championship.
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Williams earned 2018 Big Ten Conference Coach-of-the-Year honors from the league coaches and media and is one of 10 semifinalists for the Werner Ladder Naismith National Coach-of-the-Year award. If both the Broncs and Crimson were to win, that game would be at Alumni Gymnasium. The only two that didn't were Washington and OR in the Pac 12 in 2011-12. The Huskies won two straight over Cal and OSU but would lose to OR on the final day of the regular season. The Cardinals were instead selected for the NIT, and tipoff is at 7 p.m. Tuesday against Northern Kentucky at the KFC Yum Center.
The Bears' game against Wagner tips off at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Ferrell Center. Notre Dame and South Dakota State could play in the second round.
Rider (22-9) at OR (22-12), 7 p.m.
The Huskers finished fourth in the Big Ten with a 13-5 record before losing to eventual tournament champion MI in the Big Ten Quarterfinals on March 2. That pushed their record to 17-6. Ohio State and Texas A&M are the three and four seeds in that region.
Washington will have to rely heavily on Matisse Thybulle, the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, to contain Hutchison, who scored a career-high 44 points in a January game against San Diego State.