2017 NIT Tournament Updates: Bracket, Updates, game times, full schedule for second-round games
The 2017 NIT gets back into action on Saturday and then continues into Sunday and Monday. Games played Saturday through Monday will be part of the second round of the tournament, with the eight winners advancing to the quarterfinals.
Syracuse and Ole Miss are the only teams playing on Saturday, but Sunday features three games and Monday features four more. These games will still be played on the higher seeded team’s campus.
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
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
Ole Miss 85, Syracuse 80, Box score
Sunday, March 19
Georgia Tech vs. Belmont, 12 p.m. ET
Richmond vs. Oakland, 5 p.m. ET
Iowa vs. TCU, 5 p.m. ET*
Changed from 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 30
Championship, 8 p.m.
2017 NIT preview
The 2017 NIT tournament features a number of experimental rule changes, specifically regarded to 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 as 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 in the first round of the tournament. The winner of each matchup advances to the quarterfinals. 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.