NCAA announces new host sites for NIT championships in 2023 and 2024
Championship host sites have been announced for the NIT men’s basketball championships, and the NCAA said Friday that Las Vegas will host the 2023 NIT semifinals and championship and Indianapolis will host the 2024 event.
Hosted by UNLV, the 2023 semifinals and championship game will be played March 28 and 30 at Orleans Arena. In 2024, Butler will serve as host with games played at Hinkle Fieldhouse, April 2 and 4.
The NIT will continue to feature a 32-team field with the first round, second round and quarterfinals played at campus sites. For the second year, the 2023 NIT will seed only the top 16 teams (top-four teams in each pod) and place the remaining 16 teams selected into the bracket geographically where possible.
Xavier last year knocked off Texas A&M with a last-second basket as the Musketeers won their first NIT crown in 64 years.
The 2023 championship will be the 86th NIT. Selections, pairings and the bracket will be announced March 12 with games beginning Tuesday, March 14.