2023 NIT Bracket: 2 SEC teams make field for National Invitation Tournament
The 2023 NIT bracket has been set, with teams that didn’t crack the 2023 NCAA Tournament field set to compete for a title.
Vanderbilt enters the NIT as a No. 3 seed, while Florida is a No. 4 seed.
Vanderbilt will play Yale out of the Ivy League on March 14 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPNU, while the Gators will play in-state rival UCF out of the AAC on March 15 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2:
Oklahoma State, Rutgers, Clemson and Oregon earned No. 1 seeds in the NIT as the first 4 teams out of the NCAA Tournament field.
Instead of the semifinals and finals being held at Madison Square Garden, they’ll be held at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. We’ll see if the Commodores and Gators can advance to that point in the tournament after missing out on the NCAA Tournament.
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NIT: No Important Teams.
UNC refuses to play in the NIT.
I think if we fail to make the playoff again, we refuse to play a bowl game.
Thus why UGA is nowhere to be found.
That’s not an insult…
White actually had a good year. If he recruits the Atlanta metro like he should, they’ll be marked improvement next season.
Also a great tournament.
So Vandy wasn’t even a 1 seed and Florida is a 4 seed?? All the NCAA cares about is money and Vandy wasn’t even in consideration for the NCAA tournament. Michigan has a higher seed than Vandy? Michigan had just as bad of losses and less wins. Vandy was the 9-12th team from making the tournament. Pathetic. Auburn, Arky and Miss State shouldn’t even be in the tournament.
Vandy and Rutgers were both robbed. They should be playing each other in Dayton tomorrow night.
One great month like Vandy had isn’t enough. Non conference is very important. Hogs got in because most of their non conference wins on the schedule either made the NCAAT field or were top 3 in their conference in either the regular season or their respective tournaments. You don’t get in losing to Grambling, VCU, and Southern Miss, even if you have a great last month. 57 point losses don’t help either. If Vandy wins those 3 non conference games they should’ve won, and won 1 or 2 more SEC games they would be in, but the whole body of work matters, not just one month of the season. Gotta turn it on before that.
Vandy didn’t get anywhere near robbed. The NCAA basically tells you how you get selected now. That is through the NET. Vandy was 81st in the NET, ergo nowhere near good enough to make the field of 68. It’s why they’re also just a 3 seed in the NIT. It sucks, because anyone with 2 eyes can tell you Vandy was one of the hottest teams in College Basketball. I would have loved to have seen what a hot Vandy team could do in the tourney that favors guard play anyway. Hopefully you come back stronger next year.
I was going to say something nice about Vandy, then I read your comment and I think. Nah, you guys belong at the bottom in everything.
Whatever tournament you find yourself in, win it. Why not? Lots of teams will be going home as first round losers in the NCAA Tournament, straight disappointment. Somebody gets to come out of this one with a banner. Make it happen.