NIT Bracketology: Heading Into the Weekend

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I wanted to give an update of the bracket heading into the weekend. What you’ll find here are some minor adjustments to the bracket that I presented last Sunday. After the final weekend of regular season play there will be an updated bracket on Sunday night and then I would expect some regular updates during Championship Week’s second week.

This will especially need to be updated because of automatic bids procured by top seeds that lose in their conference tournaments. Miraculously that hasn’t happened yet, but the weekend brings even more opportunities for auto bids to go down. Some other big NIT games on Friday include: Illinois State vs. Northern Iowa, Eastern Kentucky vs. Murray State and Indiana State vs. Evansville.

The last six out: Dayton, New Mexico State, Utah State, Georgia, Texas, Illinois State

The bracket:

1. Virginia
8. Detroit
4. Wyoming
5. Denver
3. Baylor
6. Florida St.
2. Alabama
7. Washington

1. Kentucky
8. Ohio
4. St. John’s
5. Saint Joseph’s
3. Air Force
6. Georgia Tech
2. Maryland
7. LSU

1. Massachusetts
8. USC
4. Northern Iowa
5. BYU
3. Ole Miss
6. Southern Miss
2. Arkansas
7. Indiana St.

1. Stanford
8. Purdue
4. Charlotte
5. Texas A&M
3. Providence
6. Xavier
2. Iowa
7. Richmond

10 thoughts on “NIT Bracketology: Heading Into the Weekend

    1. They’re getting closer after beating Kentucky. I think they still need another win. Also note that teams on the 7-8 seed lines are certainly “bubble” teams at the moment as automatic bids aren’t being accounted for.


    1. The Sun Devils are the very last team into the NCAA tourney. Though I think I’m being awfully bullish and reserve the right to change my mind on Sunday.


  1. UK still has some work to do to get into the NCAA’s but if they flame out in their first game of the SEC tourny I really hope they decide to not take the NIT bid.


    1. Considering the NCAA is in charge of the NIT I highly doubt that UK would turn it down. The NCAA would really not appreciate it.


  2. Do you think Arkansas State and Arkansas could meet in the NIT? If Arkansas State wins tonight, they are in the finals of the Sun Belt Tourney.


    1. I can’t see how Arkansas State makes the NIT. They don’t have the Sun Belt championship and their resume isn’t NIT worthy. They’ve got 1 top 100 win (over MTSU) and 10 losses to teams with an RPI of 100 or above (including 4 real bad ones). If Ark. St. doesn’t win the Sun Belt auto-bid they’re heading to the CIT if they want to (if I had to guess).


  3. Do you think a win over LSU for Georgia in SEC tourney will be enough to get a NIT bid? Because they would have Florida next, and even with Georgia improving over the year I done see them upsetting a very talented Florida team. So realistically LSU might be Georgia last win of the year. Go Dawgs!


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