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National Invitation Tournament (NIT) - 2016

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 tournament 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 & 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' 2016 NCAA Tournament coverage, CBI brackets & scores and printable NCAA Tournament brackets.




2016 NIT Schedule, Bracket & Scores

2016 NIT selections are listed below

 

2016 NIT 1st Round

NIT Scores - March 17-21, 2016

8 Wagner 79 - 1 St. Bonaventure 75- ESPN3
4 Creighton 72 - 5 Alabama 54 - ESPN
3 Virginia Tech 86 - 6 Princeton 81 - OT - ESPNU
2 BYU 97 - 7 UAB 79 - ESPNU

1 Valparaiso 84 - 8 Texas Southern 73 - ESPN3
4 Florida State 84 - 5 Davidson 74 - ESPN2
3 Georgia 93 - 6 Belmont 84 - ESPN2
2 St. Mary's 58 - 7 New Mexico State 56 - ESPN2

1 South Carolina 88 - 8 High Point 66 - ESPNU
4 Georgia Tech 81 - 5 Houston 62 - ESPN2
3 Washington 107 - 6 Long Beach State 102 - ESPN2
2 San Diego State 79 - 7 IPFW 55 - ESPN3

1 Monmouth 90 - 8 Bucknell 80 - ESPN3
4 George Washington 82 - 5 Hofstra 80 - ESPN3
3 Ohio State 72 - 6 Akron 63 - ESPN
2 Florida 97 - 7 North Florida 68 - ESPNU

 

2016 NIT Second Round Scores

NIT Scores - March 15 & 16, 2016

4 Creighton 87 - 8 Wagner 54
2 BYU 80 - 3 Virginia Tech 77

1 Valparaiso 81 - 4 Florida State 69
2 St. Mary's 77 - 3 Georgia 65

4 Georgia Tech 83 - 1 South Carolina 66
2 San Diego State 93 - 3 Washington 78

4 George Washington 87 - 1 Monmouth 71
2 Florida 74 - 3 Ohio State 66

 

 

 

2016 NIT Quarterfinals

NIT Scores - March 22 & 23, 2016

2 BYU 88 - 4 Creighton 82

1 Valparaiso 60 - 2 St. Mary's 44

2 San Diego State 72 - 4 Georgia Tech 56

4 George Washington 82 - 2 Florida 77

 

 

2016 NIT Semifinals (NIT Final Four)

  • 1 Valparaiso 72 - 2 BYU 70
  • 4 George Washington 65 - 2 San Diego State 46
  • games played @ Madison Square Garden

 

2016 NIT Championship

NIT Scores - April 2

  • 4 George Washington 76 - 1 Valparaiso 60
  • games played @ Madison Square Garden

 


 


 

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