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2011 NIT Tournament: Bracket, Schedule, TV

Scan through the teams in the 2011 National Invitation Tournament and the first thing a New York-New Jersey area sports fans will notice is the distinct lack of regional teams in this year's event. Of course, with a record-smashing 11 teams in the NCAA Tournament and two more (Hofstra, St. Bonaventure) in the College Basketball Invitational, there are not that many quality local teams left who might be tournament-worthy.

Nonetheless, the NIT begins on Tuesday with first-round games. It concludes with the semifinals at Madison Square Garden on March 29 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2) and the finals on March 31 at the Garden (7 p.m. ET, ESPN2).

The two No. 1 seeds are Boston College and Alabama.

Tournament Schedule:

  • March 15-16: First Round, various ESPNs, home locations
  • March 18-21: Second Round, various ESPNs, home locations
  • March 22 (ESPN), 23 (ESPN2): Quarterfinals, 7 pm and 9 pm, home locations
  • March 29: Semifinals, 7 pm and 9:30 pm, ESPN2, Madison Square Garden
  • March 31: Championship Game, 7 pm, ESPN2, Madison Square Garden

Left bracket:

Right bracket: