The 2017 NIT will take a two-day hiatus as college basketball’s biggest tournament begins. NIT action resumes on Saturday, March 18, with second-round games hosted on the campus of the higher seed. Seven of the eight games will be played on either Sunday or Monday.
There were upsets all over the place in the NIT’s first round. Just three of the top 12 seeds in the tournament survived — two No. 1 seeds and one No. 2 seed.
Below find scores, an updated bracket and the full schedule for the 2017 NIT.
2017 NIT scores, updates
Wednesday, March 15
FINAL: Belmont 78, Georgia 69 | Full box score
FINAL: UCF 79, Colorado 74 | Full box score
FINAL: Syracuse 90, UNC Greensboro 77 | Full box score
FINAL: Akron 78, Houston 75 | Full box score
FINAL: TCU 66, Fresno Sate 59 | Full box score
FINAL: Iowa 87, South Dakota 75| Full box score
FINAL: Illinois State 85, UC Irvine 71 | Full box score
FINAL: Texas-Arlington 105, BYU 89 | Full box score
Tuesday, March 14
FINAL: Ole Miss 91, Monmouth 83 | Full box score
POSTPONED: UNC-Greensboro (25-9) at Syracuse (18-14)
FINAL: Illinois 82, Valparaiso 57 | Full box score
FINAL: Oakland 74, Clemson 69 | Full box score
FINAL: Georgia Tech 75, Indiana 63 | Full box score
FINAL: Colorado State 81, College of Charleston 74 | Full box score
FINAL: Richmond 71, Alabama 63, | Full box score
FINAL: Boise St. 73, Utah 68 | Full box score
FINAL: Cal Bakersfield 73, Cal 66 | Full box score
2017 NIT bracket
2017 NIT schedule
All times ET.
Saturday, March 18
Syracuse vs. Ole Miss, 11 a.m. ET
Sunday, March 19
Georgia Tech vs. Belmont, 12 p.m. ET
Richmond vs. Oakland, 5 p.m. ET
Iowa vs. TCU, 7:30 p.m. ET
Monday, March 20
Illinois State vs. UCF, 7 p.m. ET
Texas-Arlington vs. Akron, 8 p.m. ET
Boise St. vs. Illinois, 9 p.m. ET
CS Bakersfield vs. Colorado State, 11 p.m. ET
Tuesday, March 28
Semifinal, 7 p.m.
Semifinal 9:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 29
Championship, 8 p.m.
2017 NIT preview
From Land of 10.com’s Steven Petrella:
The NCAA made some experimental rule changes for the 2017 NIT, and essentially cut the game into four quarters, like the pro and high school levels. The biggest is resetting team fouls to zero at the end of 10-minute segments during each half. That’s how nearly every other basketball league in the world is governed.
After a team commits its fifth foul in each 10-minute segment (and all fouls after that), the other team will shoot two free throws, and the “1-and-1” free throws have been eliminated. It changes how fouls are counted, but not how the actual game is timed.
The NCAA is hoping to gather more data through the 31 NIT games to see if it’s eventually worth making the switch to quarters in all of college basketball.
No rule changes have been made for the 2017 NCAA Tournament.