By winning the regular season Southland title, UT Arlington has earned an automatic spot in the NIT. Automatic bids go to regular season conference winners provided they lose in their conference tournament and don't earn an at-large bid to the Big Dance. Texas Arlington suffered an upset loss in the Southland conference tournament 92-72.
Other schools that have already secured spots in the NIT are: Akron, Bucknell, Drexel, Iona, Middle Tennessee, Nevada, Oral Roberts, Stony Brook, Savannah State and Valparaiso. The 32 team NIT field will be announced in a selection show after the NCAA tournament field has been announced. The show will be televised live on ESPNU
Time: 9 p.m. ET or two hours after the NCAA Selection Show ends.
TV Information: ESPNU
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