Lions miss out on NCAA Tourney, NIT bound

Esther Moore
March 12, 2018

As for the Lions, they appear set to make this year's NCAA tournament, but it is not a guarantee at 18-14-5.

With the win the Fighting Irish move on to next Saturday's Big Ten Tournament Championship game where they will face the victor of the Ohio State vs. MI game while Penn State will await a possible at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament during the selection show next Sunday. "We've made incredible strides and a lot of memories and there's more basketball to be played".

They lost in the MEAC title game to North Carolina Central, there by securing an NIT bid as a conference team who won their regular-season title but did not advance to th NCAA Championship.

The Nittany Lions are 22-9 all-time in the NIT, reaching at least the semifinals in five of its last seven appearances. This is Hampton's first-ever NIT Tournament appearance.

Other first round games include Temple at Penn State, Rider at Oregon, Harvard at Marquette, Nebraska at Mississippi State, Vermont at Middle Tennessee, Northern Kentucky at Louisville, Boston College at Western Kentucky, BYU at Stanford, FGCU at Oklahoma State, Boise State at Washington, Louisiana at LSU, UC Davis at Utah.

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The tournament begins on Tuesday and will conclude on March 29.

Below is information on the important dates and locations for the 2018 NIT.

The NIT first-round contest will air on ESPNU, the Penn State Sports Network and Sophomore guard Tony Carr was selected first-team All-Big Ten and USBWA All-District and to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team.

The Owls (17-15) earned the No. 5 seed in their bracket, while Penn State (21-13) is the No. 4 seed.

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

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