National Invitation Tournament (NIT) - 2014 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' 2014 NCAA Tournament coverage, CBI brackets & scores and printable NCAA Tournament brackets.
2014 NIT Schedule, Bracket & Scores
2014 NIT selections are listed below
2014 NIT 1st Round
NIT Scores - March 18 & 19, 2014
1 SMU 68 - 8 UC Irvine 54
8 Robert Morris 89 - 1 St. John's 78
1 Minnesota 88 - 8 High Point 81
1 Florida State 58 - 8 Florida Gulf Coast 53
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