Creighton, Nebraska NIT-Bound

By: Mark Schneider Email
By: Mark Schneider Email

Passed over by the NCAA Tournament selection committee for the big dance, Creighton and Nebraska were tabbed by the National Invitation Tournament Sunday night.

The 26-7 Bluejays are headed to the NIT as a top seed and will host 19-13 Bowling Green in a first-round game 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Qwest Center. The 18-12 Huskers will play at 21-11 New Mexico at 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

The first round schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, March 17th
Davidson (26-7) at South Carolina (21-9) 6 p.m.
Rhode Island (22-10) at Niagara (26-8) 6 p.m.
George Mason (22-10) at Penn State (22-11) 7 p.m.
UAB (22-11) at Notre Dame (18-14) 8 p.m.
UNLV (21-10) at Kentucky (20-12) 8:30 p.m.
Nebraska (18-12) at New Mexico (21-11) 9 p.m.
Weber State (21-9) at San Diego State (23-9) 9 p.m.
Washington State (17-15) at St. Mary's, Calif. (25-6) 10 p.m.

Wednesday, March 18th
Duquesne (21-12) at Virginia Tech (18-14) 6 p.m.
Miami (18-12) at Providence (19-13) 6 p.m.
Bowling Green (19-13) at Creighton (26-7) 7 p.m.
Illinois State (24-9) at Kansas State (21-11) 7 p.m.
Tennessee-Martin (22-9) at Auburn (22-11) 7 p.m.
Jacksonville (18-13) at Florida (23-10) 7 p.m.
Northwestern (17-13) at Tulsa (24-10) 8 p.m.
Georgetown (16-14) at Baylor (20-14) 8 p.m.


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