Nov 14, 2011; Stanford CA, USA; Detailed view of the preseason NIT logo on the court before the first round of the preseason NIT game between the Southern Methodist Mustangs and the Colorado State Rams at Maples Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NIT Tournament Bracket Released

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The 2013 NIT Tournament field has been announced, as told to the masses during a selection shown live nationally on ESPNU. The tournament, which kicks off on March 19th, features a slew of big name programs, including defending NCAA Champion Kentucky.

John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats grabbed a No. 1 seed in the NIT field, in addition to Alabama, Virginia, and Southern Miss.

The tournament begins Tuesday on location, on the campus of the higher seeds, with exception of the Kentucky-Robert Morris game. Due to UK’s Rupp Arena playing host to the NCAA Tournament, the Wildcats will travel to Pittsburgh to play at Robert Morris.

From there, the teams will wind through the brackets, with the semifinals and finals being held at Madison Square Garden in New York on April 2nd and 4th.

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Kentucky Bracket | Upper Left

No. 1 Kentucky at No. 8 Robert Morris*
No. 4 Providence vs. No. 5 Charlotte
No. 3 Arizona State vs. No. 6 Detroit
No. 2 Baylor vs. No. 7 Long Beach State
*played at Robert Morris due to Rupp Arena being used for the NCAA Tournament.

Southern Miss Bracket | Lower Left

No. 1 Southern Miss vs. No. 8 Charleston Southern
No. 4 Florida State vs. No. 5 Louisiana Tech
No. 3 BYU vs. No. 6 Washington
No. 2 Tennessee vs. No. 7 Mercer

Alabama Bracket | Upper Right

No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 8 Northeastern
No. 4 Stanford vs. No. 5 Stephen F. Austin
No. 3 Denver vs. No. 6 Ohio
No. 2 Maryland vs. No. 7 Niagara

Virginia Bracket | Lower Right

No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 8 Norfolk State
No. 4 St. Joesph’s vs. No. 5 St. John’s
No. 3 Iowa vs. No. 6 Indiana State
No. 2 UMass vs. No. 7 Stony Brook

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  • Bryant Douglass

    Good ole Calipri has come home…glad to see his one and done bite him in the rear.

    • I bleed blue

      Since when is an NBA rule stating that “a graduating Highschool Basketball Player must play at least one year of college b-ball ” a Calipari rule?. He didn’t create the rule, he just recruits the best players he can. Study the facts before you post ignorant comments.

      • Bryant Douglass

        Didn’t say he couldn’t but that doesn’t mean I have to like it. I guess I’m not allowed to have an opinion?!

  • jason mccorkle

    So i guess an Elite Eight/Final Four/National Championship is something to complain about. I will take the NIT once every four years if the next three end like that.