NIT bracket 2023: Full schedule, TV channels, scores for every basketball game

NIT bracket 2023: Full schedule, TV channels, scores for every basketball game

They weren’t among the 68 teams that made the big dance known as the NCAA Tournament, but 32 teams still have hope of earning hardware in the 2022-23 college basketball season.

The National Invitation Tournament (NIT) announced its bracket Sunday night. Some teams will be disappointed they couldn’t secure a spot in March Madness, but others will be happy to have the opportunity to continue building a program.

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Despite lacking the fanfare of the big tournament, the NIT should still bring some madness of its own. Here’s how you can watch the 2023 NIT and follow along — including the dates, times, TV schedule, streaming options and site information. 

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NIT live bracket: How to watch, stream

The 2023 NIT will be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks, which can also be streamed on ESPN+ or Sling TV.

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Round 1 (March 14-15)
Round 2 (March 18-19)
NIT championship 

NIT schedule 2023

This year’s NIT will not feature any games at Madison Square Garden, the home of the tournament for its first 85 years. Instead, the semifinals and championship game will be played at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The first three rounds will all be played at campus sites.

Round 1March 14-15Campus sites
Round 2March 18-19Campus sites
QuarterfinalsMarch 21-22Campus sites
SemifinalsMarch 28Las VegasOrleans Arena
ChampionshipMarch 30Las VegasOrleans Arena

2023 NIT matchups

First-round matchups in the 2023 NIT were revealed Sunday. 

Upper left bracket first round:

  • (1) Oklahoma State at Youngstown State
  • Eastern Washington at (4) Washington State
  • Alcorn at (2) North Texas
  • (3) Sam Houston at Santa Clara

Lower left bracket first round

  • UC Irvine at (1) Oregon
  • UCF at (4) Florida
  • Bradley at (2) Wisconsin
  • Villanova at (3) Liberty

Upper right bracket first round

  • Hofstra at (1) Rutgers
  • Virginia Tech at (4) Cincinnati
  • Utah Valley at (2) New Mexico
  • Seton Hall at (3) Colorado

Lower right bracket first round

  • Morehead State at (1) Clemson
  • Southern Miss at (4) UAB
  • Yale at (2) Vanderbilt
  • Toledo at (3) Michigan

2023 NIT schedule, scores

The NIT first round will take place March 14-15. The second round and quarterfinals will also be held over two-day spans. The semifinals will be played March 28. The championship game wraps up the tournament on March 30. 

Round 1

Tuesday, March 14

Michigan 90, Toledo 80
Hofstra 88, Rutgers 86
UAB 88, Southern Miss 60
Liberty 62, Villanova 57
Vanderbilt 71, Yale 62
Wisconsin 81, Bradley 62
Colorado 65, Seton Hall 64
Eastern Washington 81, Washington State 74

Wednesday, March 15

Morehead State 68, Clemson 64
UCF 67, Florida 49
Oklahoma State 69, Youngstown State 64
North Texas 69, Alcorn 53
Cincinnati 81, Virginia Tech 72
Sam Houston 58, Santa Clara 56
Utah Valley 83, New Mexico 69
Oregon 84, UC Irvine 58

Round 2

Saturday, March 18

Vanderbilt 66, Michigan 65
Cincinnati 79, Hofstra 65

Sunday, March 19

MatchupTime (ET)TV
Wisconsin 75, Liberty 71NoonESPN2
Oklahoma State 71, Eastern Washington 602 p.m.ESPN2
UAB 77, Morehead State 593 p.m.ESPN+
North Texas 75, Sam Houston 554 p.m.ESPN+
UCF at Oregon7:30 p.m.ESPNU
Utah Valley at Colorado9:30 p.m.ESPNU

Quarterfinals (March 21-22)

Tuesday, March 21

MatchupTime (ET)TV
TBD vs. TBD7 p.m.ESPN
TBD vs. TBD9 p.m.ESPN

Wednesday, March 22

MatchupTime (ET)TV
TBD vs. TBD7 p.m.ESPN2
TBD vs. TBD9 p.m.ESPN2

Semifinals (March 28)

MatchupTime (ET)TV
TBD vs. TBD7 p.m.ESPN
TBD vs. TBD9:30 p.m.ESPN2

NIT championship (March 30)

MatchupTime (ET)TV
TBD vs. TBD9:30 p.m.ESPN2