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National Invitation Tournament (NIT) - 2009 NIT

The longest running postseason tournament in college basketball, the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) selects 32 teams after the NCAA Tournament is selected each year. These 32 teams usually consist of big-name schools in an effort to get TV ratings as fairness and selecting teams that deserve to continue their seasons rarely comes into play with the NIT selection committee. The NIT was run by an independent organization which favored the local New York schools thanks to those in charge, but the 2007 NIT Tournament was the first year that the NIT was run by the NCAA. The new management by the NCAA did not seem to help out mid-majors in 2007 as the Akron Zips found out. Akron finished their season with more wins than any school in NCAA Division I basketball history to not receive a postseason tournament invitation.

College Sports Fans will provide NIT scores & the NIT schedule after the teams and brackets have been announced, all the way through the NIT Championship. Also be sure to check out College Sports Fans' 2009 NCAA Tournament coverage, CBI brackets & scores and printable NCAA Tournament brackets.

2009 NIT Schedule, Bracket & Scores

2009 NIT selections were completed on Sunday, March 15th. Click on the team names to view the team preview capsules for all 32 teams in the 2009 National Invitation Tournament. All times listed below for 2009 NIT Tournament games are Eastern Time Zone.

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2009 NIT 1st Round

NIT Scores - Tuesday, March 17, 2009

NIT Scores - Wednesday, March 18, 2009


2009 NIT Second Round

NIT Scores - March 19-23, 2009


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2009 NIT Quarterfinals

NIT Scores - March 24 & 25, 2009


2009 NIT Semifinals (NIT Final Four)

NIT Scores - March 31, 2009

2009 NIT Championship

NIT Scores - April 2, 2009


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