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NIT Tournament Bracket Update: Final Eight Teams Finalized Monday Night

Three NIT Tournament games are scheduled for Monday night, the results of which will determine which final eight teams will continue play for the 2011 championship of the 32-team field. The first contest features No. 3-seeded Missouri St vs. No. 2 Miami Hurricanes (7 p.m. on ESPN). No. 1 Alabama hosts No. 4 New Mexico (9 p.m. on ESPN), then No. 2 Washington St. hosts No. 3 Oklahoma St. (11:30 p.m. on ESPN2).

In second-round games played thus far, No. 4 Northwestern advanced by routing top-seeded Boston College, 85-67; No. 1 Colorado defeated California, 89-72; No. 6 College of Charleston defeated No. 2 Cleveland State, 64-56; No. 7 Kent State beat No. 6 Fairfield, 72-68; No. 4 Wichita State shocking No. 1 Virginia Tech, 79-76.

Here is a look at the complete bracket.

Left Bracket

New Mexico (4) at Alabama (1) -- Monday, March 21, 9 p.m., ESPN
Missouri State (4) at Miami, Fla. (2) -- Monday, March 21, 7 p.m., ESPN
No. 1 Colorado 89, No. 4 California, 72
No. 7 Kent State 72, No. 6 Fairfield 69

Right Bracket

No. 4 Northwestern 85, No. 1 Boston College 67
Oklahoma State (3) at Washington State (2) -- Monday, March 21, 11:30 p.m., ESPN2
No. 4 Wichita State 79, No. 1 Virginia Tech 76
No. 6 College of Charleston 64, No. Cleveland State 56

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