Marquette mens basketball team selected for the NIT

Mike Hopkins hoped a win Saturday would bolster his team’s chances of getting into the NCAA Tournament. The University of Oregon played Washington in the regular season finale Saturday

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.

Washington (20-12) earned its first postseason berth since the 2016 NIT and will be making the ninth NIT appearance in program history. This is the first time the teams have officially met since December 23, 1999, according to UW. 3-5 and is likely to host a first-round game at Alaska Airlines Arena on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Should Washington advance, the Dawgs will take on the victor of No. 1 Saint Mary's (Calif.)/No. 8 Southeastern Louisiana.

Creighton A.D. Bruce Rasmussen, chairman of the NCAA Selection Committee, had hinted all year that the quadrant system would only be one of many metrics used in determining the tournament field. In Rose's 13 seasons, BYU has been to the NCAA Tournament eight times and the NIT five times.

The Huskies entered the NCAA Tournament discussion in February following wins over then-No.

The Huskers will travel to Mississippi State to take on the fourth-seeded Bulldogs (22-11, 9-9 SEC). The school's deepest run came in 2007, when Stansbury took MSU to the NIT Final Four at Madison Square Garden.

Nebraska is the first Big Ten team with at least 20 overall wins and fewer than seven conference losses to ever miss out on the tournament.

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Both the Huskers and Bluejays are in the Kansas City Regional. They lost in Lincoln on the last day of the regular season. But they made it as a No. 10 seed. At 3 p.m., tickets will be available for the general public at, or calling the ticket office at 1-888-GO-DAWGS.

Marquette will host Harvard in the first round of the NIT 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Al McGuire Center.

Rider (22-9) at OR (22-12), 7 p.m.

Saint Mary's of the West Coast Conference is a No. 1 seed in UW's part of the bracket. Other teams kept getting the nine, 10, and 11 seeds that seemed in line with where the Huskers would be slotted.

Despite all of those things, Penn State is a four seed and is hosting the Temple Owls. Center. If they win, they'll get the victor of Marquette-Dayton on Sunday.

No. 1 Nathan Boniel of PSU won 6-4, 6-4.

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