Penn State Basketball Earns NIT Invite, Its First Postseason Bid Since 2014

12 March, 2018, 11:17 | Author: Jared Lewis
  • Practice session for the opening-round NCAA Tournament games in 2016

This year the NIT will a number of new rules, including extending the three-point line approximately one foot and eight inches, the same distance used by FIBA for worldwide competition (22 feet, 1.75 inches).

The Penn State men's basketball team will likely be playing in this year's National Invitation Tournament.

USC, Saint Mary's, Notre Dame and Baylor locked up No. 1 seeds.

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The Wildcats knocked off Colorado this afternoon and gets a matchup against UCLA as they hope to win the Pac-12 tournament. Big surprise - Pac-12 Player of the Year Deandre Ayton played a massive role in Arizona's thrilling victory on Friday.

Penn State basketball is heading back to the NIT for the first time since 2009, after a 21-13 record and a trip to the Big Ten Tournament semifinals. They reached the semifinals of the conference tournament in MSG before being eliminated by Purdue. "We're going to get up tomorrow, we're going to get better, we're going to compete in one of the better NIT brackets I've seen in a long time".

"We just want to play", senior Shep Garner said. Temple has knocked Penn State out of each of its past two NCAA Tournament appearances, albeit Wednesday's game comes with slightly smaller stakes.

NIT games are being televised by ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3. "(This season) has been about our goaltending, our defensive core and our forwards with timely scoring and that's exactly what it was tonight, a combination of those three things that allowed us to win the game".

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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 Irish Icers will now host Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament Championship game next Saturday at 8pm at The Comp. Sophomore guard Tony Carr was selected first-team All-Big Ten and USBWA All-District and to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team.

Led by Coach Fran Dunphy, Temple was 8-10 in the American Athletic Conference and the No. 7 in the AAC Tournament.

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The Wildcats beat the Musketeers twice this season, but Xavier won the Big East regular-season title by one game over Villanova. St Marys (10 seed )- With the Gaels falling to BYU in the semi-finals of the WCC Tournament, they enter the bubble.


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