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  1. Richard Pitino leads Minnesota to NIT title

    Kieran Darcy

    NEW YORK -- Imagine being in just your second year in your chosen profession, and having the chance to compete against one of the very best to ever do the job. That was Richard Pitino's opportunity on Thursday at Madison Square Garden. And, even b...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  2. W2W4: SMU vs. Minnesota

    Kieran Darcy

    Here's what to watch for when Southern Methodist (27-9, 12-6 AAC) plays Minnesota (24-13, 8-10 Big Ten) on Thursday in the NIT championship game at Madison Square Garden. Tipoff is at 7 p.m., and you can watch the game on ESPN. ONE FOR THE AGES...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  3. Larry Brown leads SMU to NIT final

    Kieran Darcy

    NEW YORK -- Larry Brown went 23-59 in his one season coaching the New York Knicks. Things are going a lot better at Southern Methodist. The Mustangs have now won 27 games this season -- one off the school record -- in only Brown's second year a...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  4. W2W4: The NIT semifinals

    Kieran Darcy

    NEW YORK -- Here's what to watch for in Tuesday's semifinals of the National Invitation Tournament at Madison Square Garden. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. ET, and you can watch the games on ESPN2. HOME SWEET HOME: Brooklyn native and former Knicks coach ...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  5. St. John's season ends with stunning loss

    Kieran Darcy

    NEW YORK -- St. John's 2013-14 season was a disappointment. Its final game was an embarrassment. After failing to reach the NCAA tournament, the Red Storm were awarded a No. 1 seed in the NIT. Two days later, they were beaten handily by No. 8 s...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  6. Rapid Reaction: RMU 89, St. John's 78

    Kieran Darcy

    NEW YORK -- Some quick thoughts on St. John's 89-78 loss to Robert Morris Tuesday at Carnesecca Arena: What it means: A disappointing St. John's season ends in embarrassing fashion. A No. 1 seed in the NIT, St. John's was beaten handily at home...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  7. W2W4: St. John's vs. Robert Morris

    Kieran Darcy

    Here's what to watch for when St. John's (20-12, 10-8 Big East) plays Robert Morris (21-13, 14-2 NEC) in its NIT opener Tuesday night (7 ET, ESPNU) at Carnesecca Arena. MOTIVATION? St. John's finished short of its primary goal this season -- makin...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  8. St. John's settles for No. 1 seed in NIT

    Kieran Darcy

    For St. John's, the bubble officially popped Sunday. The Red Storm will not be in the NCAA tournament for the third year in a row. Instead, St. John's is a No. 1 seed in the NIT, hosting No. 8 seed Robert Morris on Tuesday at Carnesecca Arena. Alt...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  9. St. John's bubble bursts vs. Providence

    Kieran Darcy

    NEW YORK -- St. John's may play another game in Madison Square Garden this season. But it will be in the NIT. The Red Storm's NCAA tournament aspirations were all but snuffed out Thursday, courtesy of their 79-74 loss to Providence in the Big E...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  10. Rapid Reaction: Xavier 65, St. John's 53

    Kieran Darcy

    NEW YORK -- Some quick thoughts on St. John's' 65-53 loss to Xavier on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden: What it means: Xavier moved one step closer to the NCAA tournament, and St. John's moved one step closer to the NIT. In a tilt between two ...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  11. NIT finale becomes freshman showdown

    Kieran Darcy

    NEW YORK -- Boy, college basketball fans are in for a Black Friday treat. Two weeks after that fantastic Champions Classic doubleheader in Chicago, we get another top-10 clash -- No. 4 Arizona versus No. 6 Duke, at Madison Square Garden, no less. ...

    Blog | November 29, 2013
  12. Baylor blows out Iowa, wins NIT

    Kieran Darcy

    Baylor made history in New York. The Bears became the first Big 12 team to win the NIT, soundly defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 74-54 on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. "I'm proud of these guys," Baylor coach Scott Drew said. "Really proud...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  13. Rapid Reaction: Baylor 74, Iowa 54

    Kieran Darcy

    What it means: Baylor is your 2013 NIT champion. The Bears are the first Big 12 team ever to win this tournament, thanks to their 74-54 victory over Iowa on Thursday at Madison Square Garden. Baylor (23-14, 9-9 Big 12) had a disappointing regul...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  14. W2W4: Baylor vs. Iowa

    Kieran Darcy

    Here are three things to watch for when Baylor (22-14, 9-9 Big 12) plays Iowa (25-12, 9-9 Big Ten) on Thursday at Madison Square Garden, in the NIT championship game. Tipoff is at 9 p.m., and you can watch the game on ESPN. UNCHARTED TERRITORY:...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  15. Baylor, Iowa will play for NIT championship

    Kieran Darcy

    Baylor and Iowa are both a long way from New York City. They're also both one win away from an NIT title. Neither team has won this tournament before. The Bears and Hawkeyes are trying to make history, and finish their seasons on a winning note...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  16. Rapid Reaction: Iowa 71, Maryland 60

    Kieran Darcy

    What it means: Iowa is one victory away from winning the NIT, for the first time in school history. The Hawkeyes defeated Maryland in the semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, holding off a Terrapins rally in the second half (see below)....

    Blog | April 02, 2013