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NIT Tournament 2012: Bracket Finalized As Seton Hall Earns No. 1 Seed

Just a few hours after the Seton Hall Pirates were left out of the NCAA Tournament's 68-team field, the Pirates earned a No. 1 seed in the NIT Tournament, which released its bracket and schedule Sunday night. Seton Hall will host No. 8 Stony Brook Seawolves at Walsh Gymnasium on Tuesday (7:15 p.m.). With a victory they would advance to the second round to play either No. 4 Mississippi St. Bulldogs or No. 5 UMass Minutemen.

Other teams in Seton Hall's bracket are the No. 3 Drexel Dragons, No. 6 Central Florida Knights, No. 2 Saint Joseph's Hawks and No. 7 Northern Iowa Panthers.

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The three other No. 1 seeds in the NIT Tournament are: Washington Huskies, Arizona Wildcats and Tennessee Volunteers. The five-round, single-elimination event will hold its Final Four at Madison Square Garden in New York, March 27-29.

For a complete look at the bracket, click here.

For more on the NIT Tournament, check back to this SB Nation New York StoryStream. Meanwhile, the SB Nation blog South Orange Juice is all about the Pirates.