Home » Newswire » Currently Reading:

NCAA: NIT Redux

March 15, 2006 Newswire No Comments



NIT Redux: The NIT resumed college basketball action after everyone took a day off to breathe following the closing weekend of conference tournament madness. The eight opening round games featured four match ups between No. 7 vs. No. 8 seeds and No. 9 vs. No. 10 seeds.

No. 9 Manhattan, an automatic NIT qualifier from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, held off No. 10 Fairleigh Dickinson of the Northeast Conference 80-77 to advance to the first round at No. 1 Maryland.

Also in Maryland’s regional bracket, No. 8 Rutgers upset No. 7 Penn State, two NIT at-large squads, in State College 76-71. Rutgers’ scoring dynamo, Quincy Douby, torched the Nittany Lions with 32 points. The Scarlet Knights advance to play No. 2 Saint Joseph’s.

No. 9 UTEP, one of the last at-large schools, slammed No. 10 Lipscomb, the Atlantic Sun’s regular-season champ, 85-66 behind Jason Williams’ triple double. Williams had 17 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Miners into the first round against No. 1 Michigan.

No. 8 Akron, an at-large qualifier out of the Mid-American Conference, beat the Atlantic 10’s No. 7 Temple 80-73 in overtime, ending the legendary career of Temple coach John Chaney, who missed the game to be with his wife who needed a procedure to treat a medical problem. In the game, the Owls’ star Mardy Collins also needed medical attention after he fell hard to the court on a layup. After 20 minutes, trainers carried Collins off the court on a stretcher and took him to Temple University Hospital, where his status was announced to be fair. The Zips advance to the first round to play. No. 2 Creighton.

No. 8 Butler, a Horizon League at-large squad, beat the MAC’s other at-large squad, No. 7 Miami, Ohio, 53-52 on a last-second tip in. The Bulldogs advance to the first round to play No. 2 Florida State.

No. 9 Charlotte, one of the last two at-large squads to make the field, slammed the Southern Conference’s regular-season winner, No. 10 Georgia Southern, 77-61 thanks to Curtis Withers’ 20 points and 16 rebonds. The 49ers will play No. 1 Cincinnati in the first round.

No. 7 Stanford dominated No. 8 Virginia from beginning to end, winning 65-49 as the Cardinal’s three senior starters combined for 36 points. The Cardinal move on to play No. 2 Missouri State in the first round.

And finally, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference’s No. 10 Delaware State suffocated No. 9 Northern Arizona on the Lumberjacks’ home court to claim a 58-53 win and a trip into the first round against No. 1 Louisville. [3/15/06]

Comment on this Article:







Subscribe to Hoopville

Enter your email address to subscribe to Hoopville

Advertisement


Hoopville Archives

College Basketball Tonight

We hope you enjoyed COLLEGE BASKETBALL TONIGHT during the 2016 NCAA Tournament. COLLEGE BASKETBALL TONIGHT is a comprehensive look at the NCAA Tournament hosted by veteran college basketball broadcaster Ted Sarandis, along with co-hosts Mike Jarvis and Terry O'Connor, both former Division I coaches. It also included many great guests, including Hoopville's own Phil Kasiecki.

The show aired on AM 710 WOR in New York City on Sunday evenings starting with Selection Sunday and running through the NCAA Tournament.

Here are links to the shows:

March 13, 2016 - First hour | Second hour

March 20, 2016 - First hour | Second hour

March 27, 2016 - First hour | Second hour

April 3, 2016 - First hour | Second hour

Everybody Needs a Head Coach

Former college basketball coach Mike Jarvis has a new book out, Everybody Needs a Head Coach.

"As you read this book, I hope that Coach Jarvis' experiences inspire you to find your purpose in life."
-Patrick Ewing, NBA Hall of Fame center

"Mike Jarvis' is one of my special friends. I am so pleased that he has taken the time to write this fabulous book."
-Mike Krzyzewski, Five-time NCAA championship head coach, Duke Blue Devils

"In reading this book, I can see that Mike hasn't lost his edge or his purpose. Readers should take a look at what he has to say."
-Jim Calhoun, Three-time NCAA champion, UConn Men's basketball

Review on Hoopville coming soon!

Hoopville Podcasts

College Basketball Tonight – March 19, 2017

March 20, 2017 by

The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament is in the books, and after two rounds that could not be more different. Ted Sarandis leads the way as we break down the first two rounds, as well as coaching news that emerged over the weekend.

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – March 18, 2017

March 18, 2017 by

In our latest podcast, we look back on the first round games in the NCAA Tournament, starting with a couple of terrific performances on Friday night.

College Basketball Tonight – March 12, 2017

March 13, 2017 by

We bring you College Basketball Tonight, a comprehensive look at the 2017 NCAA Tournament hosted by veteran broadcaster Ted Sarandis. The NCAA Tournament field is set, and we break down each region as well as some big picture subjects.

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – March 10, 2017, Part 2

March 10, 2017 by

In Part 2 of our podcast, we talk about the ACC Tournament and others that have found new homes in light of comments made by a prominent coach that got quite a reaction, then we talk about the NCAA Tournament bubble as that subject begins to dominate conversation for a couple of more days.

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – March 10, 2017, Part 1

March 10, 2017 by

In Part 1 of the podcast as Championship Week rolls on, we look at some important games in New York, as well as surprises in the Big 12. Also, more coaching changes are happening, and we talk about some of the news there.

Phil Kasiecki on Twitter

Recruiting Coverage

2016 Boston Back to School Showcase notes

September 12, 2016 by

We look back at the 2016 Boston Back to School Showcase, where a couple of Boston City League teams were among the most impressive on the day.

2016 Hoopville Spring Finale championship recap

June 28, 2016 by

We look back at the championship games of the 2016 Hoopville Spring Finale, which had a big local flavor as one might have expected.

2016 Hoopville Spring Finale preview

June 24, 2016 by

We look ahead to the 2016 Hoopville Spring Finale, held at a familiar location in Boston.

At the 2016 Boston Shootout, host BABC has a big day

June 8, 2016 by

Sunday was a big day for the host program at the 44th Boston Shootout

2015 Boston Back to School Showcase recap

September 18, 2015 by

The Boston Back to School Showcase gave high school teams from three states and north of the border a chance for a couple of early games. We take a look back at the day and a few who stood out.