The 2019 NIT tournament starts today, Tuesday, March 19, with the First Round. Get the bracket, schedule, seeds and TV channels below.

The NIT bracket has five rounds. The 32-team field has the higher seeded teams serve as hosts through the quarterfinals. UNC Greensboro, Alabama, Indiana and TCU are the four No. 1 seeds.

2019 NIT: Bracket for National Invitation Tournament

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2019 NIT: Schedule, scores TV channels

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NIT games can be watched on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3.

First Round — Tuesday, March 19

Campbell at UNC Greensboro, 7 p.m., ESPN3
Lipscomb at Davidson, 7 p.m., ESPN3
Hofstra at NC State, 7 p.m., ESPN2
Saint Francis (PA) at Indiana, 7 p.m., ESPN
Wright State at Clemson, 7 p.m., ESPNU
San Diego at Memphis, 8 p.m., ESPN3
Arkansas at Providence, 9 p.m., ESPN2
South Dakota State at Texas, 9 p.m., ESPN
Loyola Chicago at Creighton, 9 p.m., ESPNU
Dayton at Colorado, 11 p.m., ESPN2

NIT 2019: Printable .PDF for the National Invitation Tournament

First Round — Wednesday, March 20

Harvard at Georgetown, 7 p.m., ESPN2
Wichita State at Furman, 7 p.m., ESPN3
Norfolk State at Alabama, 7 p.m., ESPNU
Toledo at Xavier, 7 p.m., ESPN3
Sam Houston State at TCU, 9 p.m., ESPNU
Butler at Nebraska, 9 p.m., ESPN2

2019 NIT: Seeds, teams

  1. UNC Greensboro (28-6)
  2. NC State (22-11)
  3. Georgetown (19-13)
  4. Davidson (24-9)
  5. Lipscomb (25-7)
  6. Harvard (18-11)
  7. Hofstra (27-7)
  8. Campbell (20-12)

 

  1. Indiana (17-15)
  2. Clemson (19-13)
  3. Furman (25-7)
  4. Providence (18-15)
  5. Arkansas (17-15)
  6. Wichita State (19-14)
  7. Wright State (21-13)
  8. Saint Francis (PA) (18-14)

 

  1. Alabama (18-15)
  2. Texas (16-16)
  3. Xavier (18-15)
  4. Colorado (21-12)
  5. Dayton (21-11)
  6. Toledo (25-7)
  7. South Dakota State (24-8)
  8. Norfolk State (21-13)

 

  1. TCU (20-13)
  2. Creighton (18-14)
  3. Memphis (21-13)
  4. Nebraska (18-16)
  5. Butler (16-16)
  6. San Diego (21-14)
  7. Loyola Chicago (20-13)
  8. Sam Houston State (21-11)

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NIT Tournament history

Temple won the first NIT title, defeating Colorado in 1938. Penn State won the NIT crown last year, defeating Utah 82-66.

YEAR WINNER SCORE RUNNER-UP MVP
1938 Temple 60-36 Colorado Don Shields, Temple
1939 Long Island 44-32 Loyola Chicago Bill Lloyd, St. John’s
1940 Colorado 51-40 Duquesne Bob Doll, Colorado
1941 Long Island 56-42 Ohio Frankie Baumholtz, Ohio
1942 West Virginia 47-45 Western Kentucky State Rudy Baric, West Virginia
1943 St. John’s 48-27 Toledo Harry Boykoff, St. John’s
1944 St. John’s 47-39 DePaul Bill Kotsores, St. John’s
1945 DePaul 71-54 Bowling Green George Mikan, DePaul
1946 Kentucky 46-45 Rhode Island Ernie Calverley, Rhode Island
1947 Utah 49-45 Kentucky Vern Gardner, Utah
1948 Saint Louis 65-52 NYU Ed Macauley, Saint Louis
1949 San Francisco 48-47 Loyola Chicago Don Lofgran, San Francisco
1950 CCNY 69-61 Bradley Ed Warner, CCNY
1951 BYU 62-43 Dayton Roland Minson, BYU
1952 La Salle 75-64 Dayton Tom Gola and Norm Grekin, La Salle
1953 Seton Hall 58-46 St. John’s Walter Dukes, Seton Hall
1954 Holy Cross 71-62 Duquesne Togo Palazzi, Holy Cross
1955 Duquesne 70-58 Dayton Maurice Stokes, St. Francis (PA)
1956 Louisville 93-80 Dayton Charlie Tyra, Louisville
1957 Bradley 84-83 Memphis State Win Wilfong, Memphis State
1958 Xavier 78-74 Dayton Hank Stein, Xavier
1959 St. John’s 76-71 Bradley Tony Jackson, St. John’s
1960 Bradley 88-72 Providence Lenny Wilkens, Providence
1961 Providence 62-59 Saint Louis Vin Ernst, Providence
1962 Dayton 73-67 St. John’s Bill Chmielewski, Dayton
1963 Providence 81-66 Canisius Raymond Flynn, Providence
1964 Bradley 86-54 New Mexico Levern Tart, Bradley
1965 St. John’s 55-51 Villanova Ken McIntyre, St. John’s
1966 BYU 97-84 NYU Bill Melchionni, Villanova
1967 Southern Illinois 71-56 Marquette Walt Frazier, Southern Illinois
1968 Dayton 61-48 Kansas Don May, Dayton
1969 Temple 89-76 Boston College Terry Driscoll, Boston College
1970 Marquette 65-53 St. John’s Dean Meminger, Marquette
1971 North Carolina 84-66 Georgia Tech Bill Chamberlain, North Carolina
1972 Maryland 100-69 Niagara Tom McMillen, Maryland
1973 Virginia Tech 92-91 Notre Dame John Schumate, Notre Dame
1974 Purdue 87-81 Utah Mike Sojourner, Utah
1975 Princeton 80-69 Providence Ron Lee, Oregon
1976 Kentucky 71-67 Charlotte Cedric Maxwell, Charlotte
1977 St. Bonaventure 94-91 Houston Greg Sanders, St. Bonaventure
1978 Texas 101-93 NC State Jim Krivacs and Ron Baxter, Texas
1979 Indiana 53-52 Purdue Butch Carter and Ray Tolbert, Indiana
1980 Virginia 58-55 Minnesota Ralph Sampson, Virginia
1981 Tulsa 86-84 Syracuse Greg Stewart, Tulsa
1982 Bradley 67-58 Purdue J.J. Anderson, Bradley
1983 Fresno State 69-60 DePaul Ron Anderson, Fresno State
1984 Michigan 83-63 Notre Dame Tim McCormick, Michigan
1985 UCLA 65-62 Indiana Reggie Miller, UCLA
1986 Ohio State 73-63 Wyoming Brad Sellers, Ohio State
1987 Southern Miss 84-80 La Salle Randolph Keys, Southern Miss
1988 Connecticut 72-67 Ohio State Phil Gamble, Connecticut
1989 St. John’s 73-65 Saint Louis Jayson Williams, St. John’s
1990 Vanderbilt 74-72 Saint Louis Scott Draud, Vanderbilt
1991 Stanford 78-72 Oklahoma Adam Keefe, Stanford
1992 Virginia 81-76 (OT) Notre Dame Bryant Stith, Virginia
1993 Minnesota 62-61 Georgetown Voshon Lenard, Minnesota
1994 Villanova 80-73 Vanderbilt Doremus Bennerman, Siena
1995 Virginia Tech 65-64 Marquette Shawn Smith, Virginia Tech
1996 Nebraska 60-56 Saint Joseph’s Erick Strickland, Nebraska
1997 Michigan* 82-73 Florida State Robert Traylor, Michigan
1998 Minnesota* 79-72 Penn State Kevin Clark, Minnesota
1999 California 61-60 Clemson Sean Lampley, California
2000 Wake Forest 71-61 Notre Dame Robert O’Kelley, Wake Forest
2001 Tulsa 79-66 Alabama Marcus Hill, Tulsa
2002 Memphis 72-62 South Carolina Dejuan Wagner, Memphis
2003 St. John’s* 70-67 Georgetown Marcus Hatten, St. John’s
2004 Michigan 62-55 Rutgers Daniel Horton, Michigan
2005 South Carolina 60-57 Saint Joseph’s Carlos Powell, South Carolina
2006 South Carolina 76-64 Michigan Renaldo Balkman, South Carolina
2007 West Virginia 78-73 Clemson Frank Young, West Virginia
2008 Ohio State 92-85 Massachusetts Kosta Koufos, Ohio State
2009 Penn State 69-63 Baylor Jamelle Cornley, Penn State
2010 Dayton 79-68 North Carolina Chris Johnson, Dayton
2011 Wichita State 66-57 Alabama Graham Hatch, Wichita State
2012 Stanford 75-51 Minnesota Aaron Bright, Stanford
2013 Baylor 74-54 Iowa Pierre Jackson, Baylor
2014 Minnesota 65-63 SMU Austin Hollins, Minnesota
2015 Stanford 66-64 (OT) Miami Chasson Randle, Stanford
2016 George Washington 76-60 Valparaiso Tyler Cavanaugh, George Washington
2017 TCU 88-56 Georgia Tech Kenrich Williams, TCU
2018 Penn State 82-66 Utah Lamar Stevens, Penn State

*-Vacated

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