2016 NIT bracket, schedule, tip times: Monmouth and no Ben Simmons

After the NCAA Selection Committee made its picks official for the NCAA Tournament, fans for those teams slated as the “First Four Out” quickly turned their attention to the next step: the NIT.

The first four at-large teams below the cut line for the field of 68 receive the four No. 1 seeds in the NIT. This year that’s Monmouth, St. Bonaventure, South Carolina and Valparaiso. Missing from this year’s postseason entirely, per a release from the school, will be LSU and star freshman Ben Simmons.

Check out the NIT matchups below.

Region 1

No. 1 St. Bonaventure vs. No. 8 Wagner (Wednesday, 7 p.m. ET)

No. 4 Creighton vs. No. 5 Alabama (Tuesday, 9 p.m. ET)

No. 3 Virginia Tech vs. No. 6 Princeton (Wednesday, 8 p.m. ET)

No. 2 BYU vs. No. 7 UAB (Wednesday, 10 p.m. ET)

Region 2

No. 1 Valparaiso vs. No. 8 Texas Southern (Tuesday, 9:15 p.m. ET)

No. 4 Florida State vs. No. 5 Davidson (Tuesday, 7 p.m. ET)

No. 3 Georgia vs. No. 6 Belmont (Wednesday, 7 p.m. ET)

No. 2 Saint Mary’s vs. No. 7 New Mexico State (Tuesday, 11 p.m. ET)

Region 3

No. 1 South Carolina vs. No. 8 High Point (Tuesday, 7 p.m. ET)

No. 4 Georgia Tech vs. No. 5 Houston (Wednesday, 9 p.m. ET)

No. 3 Washington vs. No. 6 Long Beach State (Tuesday, 9 p.m. ET)

No. 2 San Diego State vs. No. 7 IPFW (Tuesday, 10 p.m. ET)

Region 4

No. 1 Monmouth vs. No. 8 Bucknell (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. ET)

No. 4 George Washington vs. No. 5 Hofstra (Wednesday, 8 p.m. ET)

No. 3 Ohio State vs. No. 6 Akron (Tuesday, 7 p.m. ET)

No. 2 Florida vs. No. 7 North Florida (Tuesday, 9 p.m. ET)

Monmouth will be a No. 1 seed in the NIT this season. (USATSI)


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