Sunday, March 18, 2001

Men's NIT pairings




        All Times EST
        First Round
        Tuesday, March 13

        Alabama 85, Seton Hall 79
        Memphis 71, Utah 62
        Wednesday, March 14
        Connecticut 72, South Carolina 65
        Dayton 68, NC-Wilmington 59
        Pittsburgh 84, St. Bonaventure 75
        Purdue 90, Illinois State 79
        Mississippi St. 75, Southern Miss. 68
        Detroit 68, Bradley 49
        Auburn 60, Miami 58
        Tulsa 75, UC Irvine 71
        Pepperdine 72, Wyoming 69
        Texas-El Paso 84, McNeese State 74
        Minnesota 87, Villanova 78
        New Mexico 83, Baylor 73
        Thursday, March 15
        Toledo 76, South Alabama 67, OT
        Friday, March 16
        Richmond 79, West Virginia 56
        ———
        Second Round
        Sunday, March 18

        Detroit (23-10) at Connecticut (20-11), 7:30 p.m.
        Monday, March 19
        Richmond (22-6) at Dayton (20-12), 7 p.m.
        Mississippi State (17-12) at Pittsburgh (19-13), 7:30 p.m.
        Tulsa (22-11) at Minnesota (18-13), 8 p.m.
        Texas-El Paso (23-8) at Memphis (18-14), 8 p.m.
        Tuesday, March 20
        Auburn (18-13) at Purdue (16-14), 7 p.m.
        Toledo (22-10) at Alabama (22-10), 8 p.m.
        Pepperdine (22-8) at New Mexico (20-12), 9 p.m.
        ———
        Third Round
        Wednesday, March 21; Thursday, March 22; or Friday, March 23

        Detroit-Connecticut winner vs. Richmond-Dayton winner, TBA
        Alabama-Toledo winner vs. Auburn-Purdue winner, TBA
        Mississippi State-Pittsburgh winner vs. Tulsa-Minnesota winner, TBA
        Pepperdine-New Mexico winner vs. Texas-El Paso-Memphis winner, TBA
        ———
        At Madison Square Garden
        Semifinals
        Tuesday, March 27

        Championship Round
        Thursday, March 29

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