While it prepares for the Bulldogs, UCLA and Arizona State are headed for the NCAA Tournament despite finishing below the Trojans in the Pac-12 standings.
The full field of 32 teams was announced on Sunday night after the NCAA Tournament's 68 teams were announced. "We've made incredible strides and a lot of memories and there's more basketball to be played".
Also on the roster are 6-foot-10 graduate student Julian Moore of Germantown Academy, 6-9 sophomore Mike Watkins (Phelps School), 6-9 forward John Harrar (Strath Haven) and four Roman Catholic products 6-2 senior Shep Garner, 6-4 sophomore Nazeer Bostwick, 6-8 sophomore Lamar Stevens and 6-5 sophomore Tony Carr, who averages a Big 10 best 19.9 points. Only three of the teams in the 2018 field appeared in the NIT in 2017. This is Hampton's first-ever NIT Tournament appearance.
NIT games are being televised by ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3.
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Colson returned late in the regular season and Notre Dame picked up two wins in the ACC Tournament before losing to Duke in the quarterfinals. Tournament snubs such as Southern California, Saint Mary's, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State and Louisville will take part in the 2018 NIT. Sophomore guard Tony Carr was selected first-team All-Big Ten and USBWA All-District and to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team.
Led by Coach Fran Dunphy, Temple was 8-10 in the American Athletic Conference and the No. 7 in the AAC Tournament.
The Owls (17-15) earned the No. 5 seed in their bracket, while Penn State (21-13) is the No. 4 seed.
Ticket information for Wednesday's NIT first round game has been distributed to season ticket holders and will be posted on GoPSUsports.com and on Penn State Athletics' social media channels.