Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Sport | By Stuart Potter

NIT Bracket: Complete Schedule, Teams And Matchups

NIT Bracket: Complete Schedule, Teams And Matchups

"Watching some of the teams that are in it, this is a terrific field with many good teams and many which are feeling they were probably slighted by the NCAA Tournament". A win over the Boilermakers might have been enough to get the Nittany Lions into the NCAA Tournament field of 68.

Penn State's Brandon Biro (10) against Robert Morris in the first period on December 9, 2017.

Penn State has still not made an NCAA Tournament under seventh-year coach Pat Chambers. "I'm proud of what our team has accomplished this season".

The Nittany Lions won the National Invitation Tournament in that last appearance nine years ago, when Talor Battle and Jamelle Cornley led the Blue and White over Baylor 69-63 in the NIT Championship Game.

The return to the NIT marks the first time Penn State has played in the tournament since winning it in 2009 with a victory over Baylor.

The NIT first-round contest will air on ESPNU, the Penn State Sports Network and

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Despite a goal and assist each from sophomores Brandon Biro (Sherwood Park, Alb.) and Nate Sucese (Fairport, N.Y.), fourth-seeded Penn State was defeated by top-seed Notre Dame, 3-2, this evening in a Big Ten semifinal matchup at Compton Family Ice Arena.

Among some of the other 2018 NIT participants are: Boston College, LSU, Louisville, Marquette, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Saint Mary's, Southern California, Stanford, Utah, and Washington.

The semifinals and final will be played in New York's Madison Square Garden on March 27 and 29. Junior guard Josh Reaves and sophomore forward Mike Watkins were named to the Big Ten All-Defensive Team and Watkins and sophomore forward Lamar Stevens were selected honorable-mention All-Big Ten.

Temple beat Tulane, 82-77 in a first-round American Athletic Conference game before losing to Wichita State, 89-81.

Notre Dame is making its 13th appearance in the NIT.

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