Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

NCAAB

NIT to move out of MSG, seeks bidders for 2023-24

NIT to move out of MSG, seeks bidders for 2023-24

The National Invitation Tournament will leave Madison Square Garden after this season as the NCAA announced a bidding process Monday to find new sites for the 2023 and 2024 semifinals and finals.

The NIT predates the NCAA Tournament as the top postseason championship in college basketball. Now, the NIT selects 32 of the best teams that miss out on the NCAA Tournament. The first three rounds are held at campus sites before shifting to New York for its final four.

The event was founded in 1938 and always concluded in New York, save for the 2021 tournament during the COVID-19 pandemic, when it was held in Texas.

“The NIT has had a rich history in New York City and we appreciate the invaluable partnership with Madison Square Garden,” NCAA senior VP Dan Gavitt said in a statement. “This has not been an easy decision to make, but it is a mutual one. We are looking forward to crowning a worthy and historic NIT Champion at the Garden this week. (The years) 2023 and 2024 offer exciting possibilities for hosting the tournament in a new city and venue that will provide the teams with an outstanding experience.”

The NCAA said it would announce new locations as soon as this spring. ESPN previously reported that the change was coming.

The 2022 NIT will hold its last semifinals at MSG on Tuesday. St. Bonaventure will play Xavier and Washington State will face Texas A&M. The winners will square off in the championship game Thursday.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

PlayAction Podcast

PlayAction Pod | SGPN’s $500 NBA Finals Prop Contest

NBA

Terrell Furman Jr. from SGPN’s NBA Gambling Podcast joins the show to preview the NBA Finals. We break down each question in SGPN’s $500 NBA Finals...

PlayAction Pod | Talking NFL Draft With OddsChecker
PlayAction Pod | Talking NFL Draft With OddsChecker

NFL

OddsChecker’s NFL Draft Props Contest  Completely free to enter. Just click the link, sign up, and answer all the questions. Whoever gets the most...

PlayAction Pod | Talking Final Four With Screen The Screener
PlayAction Pod | Talking Final Four With Screen The Screener

March Madness

Gus Kearns of the Screen The Screener Podcast joins the show to break down this weekend’s Final Four.     0:00 Intro 0:35 Gus talks...

PlayAction Pod | Talking March Madness With Quarter4
PlayAction Pod | Talking March Madness With Quarter4

March Madness

Danijela Covic, Co-Founder and CSO of Quarter4.io, joins the show to talk about the predictive data Quarter4 is making available to PlayAction users during...

PlayAction Pod | Talking Longhorn Hoops With InsideTexas
PlayAction Pod | Talking Longhorn Hoops With InsideTexas

March Madness

Joe Cook of InsideTexas.com joins the show to talk Longhorn Hoops.   0:00 Intro 0:49 What were the expectations for Texas coming into Chris...

PlayAction Pod | Talking Ohio State Hoops With BuckeyeScoop
PlayAction Pod | Talking Ohio State Hoops With BuckeyeScoop

March Madness

Tony Gerdeman of BuckeyeScoop.com joins the show to talk Ohio State Basketball in advance of March Madness

PlayAction Pod | Talking Houston Hoops With Kris Gardner
PlayAction Pod | Talking Houston Hoops With Kris Gardner

March Madness

Kris Gardner of The Houston Roundball Review – TheHRR.com – joins the show to talk about the Houston Cougars, their season so far and...

PlayAction Pod | Talking Arizona Hoops With AllSportsTucson
PlayAction Pod | Talking Arizona Hoops With AllSportsTucson

March Madness

Steve Rivera of AllSportsTucson joins the show to talk about #2 Arizona.

PlayAction Pod | Talking Baylor Hoops With SicEm365
PlayAction Pod | Talking Baylor Hoops With SicEm365

March Madness

Paul Catalina of SicEm365.com joins the show to talk Baylor Bears Hoops. 0:00 Intro 0:33 Catalina talks about Baylor expectations coming into the season...