Madison Square Garden is the final destination for the NIT teams.
2007 NIT Season Tip-Off
Sixteen teams start off with Big Apple dreams but only Texas A&M left as the champion of the 2007 Dick's Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off. The action started at four regional sites, with Syracuse, Washington, Ohio State and Texas A&M advancing to the semifinals in New York City on Nov. 21. After Ohio State bested Syracuse and Texas A&M dropped Washington, the Aggies ran past the Buckeyes to earn the NIT Season Tip-Off championship.
Katz: Turgeon picking up where Gillispie left off
Billy Gillispie built Texas A&M into a program, not just a one-year wonder. Mark Turgeon has taken over and continued that success, illustrated by the Aggies' win in the NIT Season Tip-Off, writes Andy Katz.
Katz: Koufos yet another freshman to excel
Kosta Koufos has performed under pressure. But that was for the Greek 18-and-under national team. On Wednesday, he had a national coming-out party here in the States, writes Andy Katz.
Katz: Bruins lean on Love for big-time win
UCLA may be missing three players to injury and may have trailed for more than 39 minutes, but the Bruins gritted out a big-time win over Michigan State on Tuesday, writes Andy Katz.
Katz: No more Grand Valley State talk
The loss to Grand Valley State was a devastating one, but Michigan State has rebounded with an impressive win over Missouri. And the win should be a truer barometer of this team, writes Andy Katz.
Glockner: Youth movement leads Syracuse
Jonny Flynn and Donte Greene watched the freshman frenzy around the country, and in Tuesday's win over Saint Joseph's, the two rookies joined the youth movement with a flourish, writes Andy Glockner.
Glockner: Saint Joseph's success gets overshadowed
Saint Joseph's perfect regular season in 2004 differentiated itself from other schools with one-year postseason success. But Saint Joe's has accomplished so much more than that 27-0 regular season, so why aren't the Hawks getting the love?
Forde: North Carolina home to upset kings
App State stunned the football world by toppling Michigan. Gardner-Webb has matched that feat by stunning Kentucky in Rupp Arena. Meet the newest shockers, writes Pat Forde.
Teams participating: Alabama A&M; Buffalo; Central Arkansas; Denver; East Central Oklahoma; Gardner Webb; Kentucky; Maine; Memphis; Morgan State; Ohio Valley; Oklahoma; Richmond; San Francisco; Tennessee-Martin; UConn
Teams participating: Cal State San Bernardino; Central Michigan; Central Missouri; Chicago State; Fordham; Hampton; Louisiana-Monroe; Maryland; Michigan State; Missouri; Northern Michigan; North Florida; Tulsa; UCLA; Weber State; Youngstown State