2012 NIT NCAA Basketball TV Schedule

ESPN will once again televise the entire National Invitational Tournament (NIT), the oldest college basketball tournament in the country, beginning Tuesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. ET, with Massachusetts at Mississippi State on ESPN2. In addition to the coverage across networks, ESPN3 will simulcast all 31 games.

The 32-team field for the 75th annual NIT was announced tonight during the 9 p.m. ESPNU Selection Show, hosted by Dari Nowkhah and analyst Dino Gaudio.

Details surrounding ESPN’s coverage of the NIT will be released tomorrow, including the final full schedule. First round NIT match-ups and networks announced during the selection show:

Date Time (ET) First Round NIT Matchup Network
Tue, Mar 13 7 p.m. Massachusetts at Mississippi State ESPN2
  7:15 p.m. Stony Brook at Seton Hall ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. Dayton at Iowa ESPN
  8 p.m. Savannah State at Tennessee ESPNU
  9 p.m. Akron at Northwestern ESPN2
  9:15 p.m. Marshall at Middle Tennessee State ESPN3
  9:30 p.m. LSU at Oregon ESPN
  10 p.m. UT Arlington at Washington ESPNU
  11 p.m. Cleveland State at Stanford ESPN2
Wed, Mar 14 7 p.m. Minnesota at La Salle ESPN2
  7:15 p.m. UCF at Drexel ESPN3
  7: 15 p.m. Northern Iowa at St. Joseph’s ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. Valparaiso at Miami ESPNU
  9 p.m. Bucknell at Arizona ESPN2
  9:15 p.m. Nevada at Oral Roberts ESPN3
  9:30 p.m. Illinois State at Ole Miss ESPNU

*Schedule subject to change