NIT Bracket 2023: Schedule, How to Watch, and Live Stream

The latest season of the popular men’s college basketball tournament, National Invitation Tournament is announced to begin this Tuesday in Las Vegas.


National Invitation Tournament (NIT) is a popular men’s college basketball tournament organized by the NCAA. It was first established in 1938 and has been running annually as a prestigious college basketball showcase.

The upcoming NIT Bracket 2023 will be a part of NCAA’s 2022-23 div 1 basketball season. Like every year, 32 teams will participate in the event. 11 of which have been qualified automatically for their best regular season record. While the rest of the 21 secured positions via at-large bids.

The Dayton and North Carolina men’s basketball teams will not participate in this year’s event. While Liberty Flames from the Atlantic Sun conference and Youngstown State Penguins from Horizon league will make their 1st appearance.

The upcoming event will maintain a bracket-based format. The 32 participating teams will be divided into four brackets with each containing 8 teams. During the first round, every team will compete against another team in the same bracket to get qualified for the second round.

Information related to the schedule, live stream, match-ups, and other related information on the upcoming NCAA div1 basketball event is listed below.

When does the NIT Bracket 2023 begin?

  • Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2023
  • Time: 07:00 p.m. ET.

The 2022-23 season NIT Bracket event is scheduled to get underway this Tuesday, March 14, 2023. With the game between Rutgers and Hofstra at 07:00 p.m. ET, the first-round competition will initiate.

NIT Bracket 2023 Schedule:

Date Game Time (ET)
Tuesday, March 14, 2023 Rutgers vs Hofstra 07:00 p.m.
Michigan vs Toledo
UAB vs Southern Miss 07:30 p.m.
Liberty vs Villanova 09:00 p.m.
Vanderbilt vs Yale
Wisconsin vs Bradley 09:30 p.m.
Washington State vs Eastern Washington 11:00 p.m.
Colorado vs Seton Hall
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 Oklahoma State vs Youngstown State 07:00 p.m.
Florida vs UCF
Clemson vs Morehead State
North Texas vs Alcorn 08:00 p.m.
Sam Houston vs Santa Clara 09:00 p.m.
Cincinnati vs Virginia Tech
New Mexico vs Utah Valley 10:00 p.m.
Oregon vs UC Irvine 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 18, 2023 Second Round TBD
Sunday, March 19, 2023
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 Quarterfinals
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 Semifinals
Thursday, March 30 2023 NIT Bracket Championship 09:30 p.m.

How to watch the basketball games?

  • ESPN

As the exclusive broadcast partner, ESPN will air the upcoming NIT Bracket 2023 games on ESPN, ESPNU and ESPN 2 tv channels. The NIT Bracket Championship match will be broadcast live on ESPN 2 at 09:00 p.m. of March 30, 2023.

How to Live Stream NIT Bracket 2023?

  • ESPN+
  • FloHoops
  • fuboTV

The first, second, and quarterfinal games will be available to watch online via FloHoops in the United States. Subscription of the service currently costs $29.99/month. While selected few matches of the initial two rounds with the semifinal and final of NIT Bracket 2023 will be available on ESPN+. Additionally, fuboTV subscribers will be able to watch the games live vie streaming ESPN2.

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