The first round of the 2013 NIT is officially in the books, and three highly regarded teams (Kentucky, Tennessee, UMass) have already been knocked out of the tournament. We're down to the Sweet 16 of the National Invitational Tournament, and the games start tonight at 7 PM Eastern.
The NIT bracket does not reseed after each round, which is why 4th-seeded Providence will host 8th-seeded Robert Morris, who pulled off the upset against John Calipari's Wildcats on Tuesday night.
Here is the full schedule for NIT second round games, all broadcast on the ESPN family of networks. All times below are Eastern. The higher seed will host the game on their home court.
Every day, we will update the results.
THURSDAY, MARCH 21
No. 2 Maryland (24-12) defeated No. 3 Denver (22-10), 62-52. With the victory, Maryland advances to the NIT Elite Eight, and will face the winner of Saturday's Stanford/Alabama game.
FRIDAY, MARCH 22
No. 2 Baylor (20-14) defeated No. 3 Arizona State (22-13), 89-86. Baylor advances to take on the winner of Monday's Providence/Robert Morris tilt.
No. 3 Iowa (23-12) defeated No. 7 Stony Brook (25-8), 75-63. Iowa will take on either Virginia or St. John's.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23
No. 1 Alabama (22-12) defeated No. 4 Stanford (19-14).
SUNDAY, MARCH 24
No. 1 Virginia (22-11) defeated No. 5 St. John's (17-15).
MONDAY, MARCH 25
No. 4 Providence (18-14) vs. No. 8 Robert Morris (24-10), 7 PM, ESPNews
No. 3 BYU (22-11) vs. No. 7 Mercer (24-11), 9 PM, ESPNews
No. 1 Southern Mississippi (26-9) vs. No. 5 Louisiana Tech (27-6), 10 PM, ESPNU
The second and third rounds will run through March 27th at campus sites, with the NIT semifinals and finals (the Final Four) being held at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The semis will be on April 2 and a champion will be crowned on April 4.
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