Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

MSU set to play Nebraska in the NIT on Wednesday

MSU set to play Nebraska in the NIT on Wednesday

He sat down behind a table, just minutes after learning that not only had his Nebraska team been left out of the NCAA Tournament, but also that they were No. 5 seed in the NIT.

I was also vehemently opposed to Nebraska making the NCAA Tournament and I am glad they did not.

The Huskies and Boise State have faced off nine times with UW having an 8-1 advantage. The two programs last met in 1999. So, despite being the higher seeds it will be Washington who gets to host.

Boise State and Washington played a closed scrimmage before the season.

The NIT has four brackets, each seeded 1-8.

Nebraska's lack of postseason success in the sport of basketball has been frustrating, as the Huskers have yet to win an NCAA Tournament game out of their seven tries.

Background: The odds are certainly stacked against the Broncs, who were always going to be underdogs before the NIT selection committee opted to send them across the country for a first-round game on Tuesday night. The three-point line will be moved back nearly two feet, the lane will be wider and the game will be divided into four, 10-minute quarters.

His latest rebuilding effort at Mississippi State saw the Bulldogs finish seventh in the SEC standings with a 9-9 ledger after placing 12 in 2017.

The NIT semifinals will be at New York's Madison Square Garden on March 27.

Both the Huskers and Bluejays are in the Kansas City Regional. In their way could be No. 2 seed Baylor, No. 3 Tennessee and No. 4 Stanford. The Broncs qualified via the MAAC regular-season title.

Brace yourself. It's probably going to be worse than ever today when the field is announced at 6 p.m. on TBS.

Hampton (19-15) at Notre Dame (20-14), 6 p.m. (22-9) on Thursday in the South Region at Dallas. Not only is Gustafson not among the 10 semifinalists for Naismith Women's College Player of the Year, she isn't even one of the five finalists for the Lisa Leslie Award, which goes to the top center in the country.

Despite all of those things, Penn State is a four seed and is hosting the Temple Owls. If they win, the Bears will host the victor of Mississippi State and Nebraska. Their only quadrant 1 victory of the season came against MI.

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