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:
|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?
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?
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.