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  1. Can UConn, other elite programs be fixed?

    Jeff Goodman

    As of today, the NIT could have quite a field of storied programs and Hall of Fame coaches. Billy Donovan and the Florida Gators, Jim Boeheim and the Syracuse Orange and the defending national champion Connecticut Huskies are all on the wrong side of...

    Blog | February 02, 2015
  2. Despite losing Mudiay, SMU is a contender

    Seth Greenberg

    This past season, coach Larry Brown and his SMU Mustangs won 27 games and lost to the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the finals of the NIT. This was a Mustangs team many felt deserved an opportunity to play in the NCAA tournament, but their nonconferenc...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  3. Connecticut Huskies' backcourt will have to lead the way -- colle...

    Andy Katz

    STORRS, Conn. -- While Connecticut isn't eligible to compete in the Big East tournament, NCAA or NIT, Jim Calhoun is confident the Huskies have a shot to be major factors in the Big East regular-season race. Whether that happens, there's no doubt w...

    Blog | Conversation | June 20, 2012
  4. Games We're Watching: Women's Elite Eight, NIT semifinals in focu...

    Amanda Rykoff

    The final two spots in the women's Final Four are on the line tonight in the Elite Eight, with UConn, Duke, Baylor and Texas A&M seeking to advance to Indianapolis. And there's another men's final four ... in the NIT semifinals at MSG.

    Blog | Conversation | March 29, 2011
  5. Men's NCAA tournament 2011: Bad news for Wichita State Shockers

    Ian Gordon

    Ian Gordon writes that while the Wichita State Shockers have an impressive overall résumé, they could be NIT-bound if they don't win their conference tournament. The reason? A lack of top-50 wins, something that could plague several mid-majors.

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2011
  6. College Basketball: Why the UConn Huskies are playing so well rig...

    John Gasaway

    The UConn Huskies were an NIT team last season and lost three starters, so how are they 5-0? John Gasaway examines why the team has been so successful and whether this one-dimensional squad can keep it up.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2010
  7. Men's College Basketball Preview: Doug Gottlieb gives his 10 like...

    Doug Gottlieb

    Doug Gottlieb takes a look at 10 teams that disappointed last season and are most likely to turn things around in 2010-11. Naturally, the Tar Heels are part of the equation, but the list goes all the way to the WCC.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2010
  8. W2W4: Suns Look To Clinch vs Bulls, NIT Continues, Last 2 Tickets...

    AP Photo/Don Ryan Phoenix Suns (47-26) vs Chicago Bulls (35-38) 8:00 PM ET, March 30, 2010 -- United Center, Chicago, IL The Phoenix Suns can clinch a playoff berth with a win over Chicago tonight. Phoenix has won seven straight games and is 1...

    Blog | March 30, 2010
  9. W2W4: N-I-T Continues, UConn's Win-Streak At Stake And Coyotes Ba...

    Jeff Moffett/Icon SMI Texas Tech Red Raiders (19-15, 4-12 Big 12) vs Mississippi Rebels (23-10, 9-7 SEC) 7:00 PM ET, March 23, 2010 -- C.M. 'Tad' Smith Coliseum, Oxford, MS -- ESPN, ESPN360.com Texas Tech has won all four meetings in this ser...

    Blog | March 23, 2010
  10. Hudson steps up in second half to send Hokies past Huskies

    Dorenzo Hudson scored 17 of his game-high 27 points in the second half to lift Virginia Tech past Connecticut 65-63 in a second-round NIT game Monday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | March 22, 2010
  11. Dyson scores 13 of 18 in second half as Huskies advance

    Jerome Dyson scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half and Connecticut hung on to beat Northeastern 59-57 Tuesday in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | March 16, 2010
  12. Historically strong UNC Tar Heels, Connecticut Huskies highlight ...

    North Carolina and Connecticut are lending some serious star power to the NIT.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2010
  13. 2010 NCAA tournament - Joe Lunardi: The startling falls of the No...

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi goes a bit deeper into his newest Bracketology, looking at the plummets of UNC and UConn as well as the rises of South Carolina, Cornell, New Mexico, Vandy and Charlotte. Uh, Ole Miss? That's not as good.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2010
  14. Duke stays unbeaten, hands UConn first loss

    Seventh-ranked Duke and Mike Krzyzewski won another NIT Season Tip-Off with a 68-59 victory over No. 13 Connecticut and Jim Calhoun.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | November 27, 2009
  15. Dana O'Neil: 'Unathletic' Duke Blue Devils find a way

    Dana O'Neil

    Soft. Unathletic. The Duke players have heard it all before -- and maybe there are times when it's true. But there was nothing soft or unathletic about the team's rebounding and defense in an NIT title victory over UConn.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2009
  16. Dyson, Walker combine to sink LSU in NIT Season Tip-Off

    Jerome Dyson and backcourt mate Kemba Walker each scored 20 points, and No. 13 Connecticut routed previously unbeaten LSU 81-55 on Wednesday night in the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-Off.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | November 25, 2009