Cards, Toppers and Norse look for redemption in NIT

03/11/2018 08:58 PM

The Louisville Cardinals, WKU Hilltoppers and NKU Norse finally learned their tournament fates as the revealed their brackets Sunday night.

All three teams will play their first round s in-state as Louisville will host NKU at the Yum! Center and WKU will welcome Boston College to Diddle Arena in Bowling Green.

Louisville, a 2 seed in the Region 2, will face NKU on Tuesday, March 13th at 7pm. The winner of that will face the winner of the MTSU vs Vermont . Baylor is the #1 seed in their region.

WKU earned a 4 seed in the Region 3 and will face the 5 seed Boston College Eagles at Diddle Arena on March 13th at 8pm. The winner of that will face the winner of #1 USC vs #8 UNC-Ashville.

Unlike the NCAA Tournament, in the the higher seeded team hosts the tournament . s start on March 13th and continue until March 29th. The championship is played at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

There will be some experimental rules unveiled in this year’s National Invitational Tournament. The three-point line will be extended by approximately 20 inches to the same distance used by FIBA for international competition (22 feet 1.75 inches).​
The free-throw lane will be widened from 12 feet to 16 feet, consistent with the width used by the NBA.​
The s will be divided into four 10-minute quarters, as opposed to two 20-minute halves. Teams will shoot two free throws beginning with the fifth foul of each quarter.
The shot clock will reset to 20 seconds after an offensive rebound instead of the full 30 seconds.
Data will be gathered from the experimental rules for possible changes to future NCAA rules.


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