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2017 NIT full bracket: Every game predicted, region-by-region breakdown

Here’s every single NIT game, picked, with exactly the amount of effort one should put into that sort of endeavor.

2016 NIT Championship Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

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!

Syracuse Quadrant

(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.

(2) Georgia vs. (7) Belmont

Belmont gonna win this game, btw.


California Quadrant

(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

Larry Eustachy!

(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.


Illinois State Quadrant

(1) Illinois State vs. (8) UC-Irvine

Redbirds, sure.

(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


Iowa Quadrant

(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.