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Notre Dame Lands No. 1 Seed In NIT, Will Face Hampton

12 March, 2018, 06:30 | Author: Joan Malone
  • Notre Dame Lands No. 1 Seed In NIT, Will Face Hampton

The Pirates earned the NIT bid after earning the top-seed in the MEAC Tournament with its share of the regular-season title.

The NCAA Tournament is nearly here.

Here's what the latest NCAA Tournament projections are showing for the Irish.

Assuming all five of those teams accept their invitations, then there will be 27 other teams revealed during the NIT Selection Show. The Nittany Lions defeated Northwestern and Ohio State in conference tournament competition before falling to Purdue one win shy of the championship game.

"Playing in the postseason provides us with an incredible opportunity for our team to continue to develop and get better", said Penn State coach Patrick Chambers, who has directed the Nittany Lions to 21 victories in 2017-18, the third-highest win total in program history. The tournament doesn't receive almost the same attention as college basketball's marquee competition, but it's still a chance for 32 teams to battle it out at Madison Square Garden for postseason supremacy. The Nittany Lions had won 20 or more games only twice in the past 20 years.

New England Patriots: Grading the Danny Shelton trade
Shelton , a 6-2, 335-pound defensive tackle out of Washington , was selected 12th overall in the 2015 NFL Draft by the Browns . While Shelton won't provide the Patriots with much a pass rusher, he is a massive man that is very strong against the run.


The Hampton University men's basketball team learned of its National Invitation Tournament opponent on Sunday night and found the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame for its opening round opponent. The teams are meeting for the 93rd time overall and the first time in State College since the 2008-09 season. Sophomore guard Tony Carr was selected first-team All-Big Ten and USBWA All-District and to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team.

NIT games are being televised by ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3. The NIT second-round will feature the victor of the Penn State-Temple game against the victor of Tuesday's Notre Dame-Hampton contest, with second round date, location and time to be announced.

First round play is scheduled for Tuesday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 14, with the second round running March 16-19.

The 2018 tournament will feature experimental rules including an extended 3-point line and widened lane area.

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