The second round of the 2017 NIT concludes on Monday with a slate of four matchups. It is the third and final day of games in the second round, after games were played on Saturday and Sunday.
Monday’s first game doesn’t begin until 7 p.m. ET, when No. 1 seeded Illinois State takes on No. 4 UCF. The three matchups to follow are (6) Texas-Arlington vs. (7) Akron, (6) Boise State vs. (2) Illinois, and (8) Cal State Bakersfield vs. (4) Colorado State. The games are being played on the home court of the higher-seeded team.
2017 NIT Tournament scores, updates
Sunday, March 19
FINAL: Georgia Tech 71, Belmont 57 | Full box score
FINAL: Richmond 87, Oakland 83 | Full box score
FINAL: TCU 94, Iowa 92 | Full box score
Saturday, March 18
FINAL: Ole Miss 85, Syracuse 80 | Full box score
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
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 Tournament bracket
2017 NIT Tournament schedule
All times 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 30
Championship, 8 p.m.
2017 NIT Tournament preview
The 2017 NIT tournament features a number of experimental rule changes, specifically regarding fouls and free throws. At the end of the 10-minute mark in both halves, team fouls will reset to 0. After each team picks up its fifth team foul, the team will get two free throws, where the current rules state that teams shoot one-and-one starting on the seventh team foul of the half.
An additional rule change resets the shot clock to 20 seconds instead of 30 when the ball is in-bounded into the front court.
The first round of the NIT Tournament saw a number of upsets, as all four No. 2 seeds — Georgia, Cal, Houston and Clemson — and all four No. 3 seeds — Indiana, Alabama,Utah and BYU — lost. The teams that advance to the semifinals will play in Madison Square Garden in New York City. The semifinals are scheduled for March 28 and the championship game is on March 30.