It’s NIT season, baby. The NCAA just unveiled the full bracket of the other 32 teams that will play in a NCAA-sanctioned tournament. If you’re into filling out NIT brackets, we’ve got you covered — we’ve picked every single game with exactly the correct amount of effort.
You can print your NIT bracket right here.
Let’s pick some meaningless games!
(1) Syracuse vs. (8) UNC Greensboro
Jim Boeheim has to answer more Greensboro, so this is good.
(4) Monmouth vs. (5) Ole Miss
Monmouth-Syracuse will be fun, probably!
(3) Indiana vs. (6) Georgia Tech
Why this game can’t be played somewhere in Bloomington, I don’t know. Play it in the U-Gym. Play it at Bloomington South. Play it anywhere. There’s plenty of precedent — Kentucky’s played games at Memorial Gym in the NIT. Houston’s playing their games at Texas Southern. It’s a slap in the face to local fans. Find somewhere in the state to play the damn game.
Official explain: Indiana isn't not hosting because of "renovations." Declined to host first weekend, because students are on break. #iubb— Zach Osterman (@ZachOsterman) March 13, 2017
(2) Georgia vs. (7) Belmont
Belmont gonna win this game, btw.
REGION WINNER: SYRACUSE
(1) California vs. (8) CSU-Bakersfield
Cal was good enough to make the tournament, they’ll take care of Bakersfield easily.
(4) Colorado State v. (5) Charleston
(3) BYU v. (6) UT-Arlington
BYU beat Gonzaga, so sure, go with them.
(2) Houston v. (7) Akron
Houston’s got a pretty good team. So’s Akron. Please give me Kelvin in MSG.
REGION WINNER: BYU
Illinois State Quadrant
(1) Illinois State vs. (8) UC-Irvine
(4) UCF vs. (5) Colorado
Don’t know anything about either of these teams.
(3) Utah vs. (6) Boise State
Utah v. BYU in MSG would be fun!
(2) Illinois vs. (7) Valparaiso
Valparaiso’s without Alec Peters
REGION WINNER: UTAH
(1) Iowa at (8) South Dakota
Iowa always loses to Dakotas in most sports. Sad!
(4) TCU vs. (5) Fresno State
TCU beat Kansas! Also has Jaylen Fisher!
(3) Alabama vs. (6) Richmond
I don’t care!
(2) Clemson vs. (7) Oakland
Brad Brownell, DePauw ‘92.
REGION WINNER: TCU