NIT bracket 2024: Full schedule, TV channels, scores for 2024 college basketball tournament

It may not be the Big Dance, but the NIT is nonetheless a college basketball staple.

This year’s tournament begins with a slate of First Round games on Tuesday, March 19, an apt appetizer to the chaos of the NCAA Tournament.

Plus, the 2024 iteration of the NIT features a number of compelling teams; in addition, the tournament is experimenting with a number of rule changes, including a wider free-throw lane and a revised second-half timeout format.

The Sporting News has you covered with all the details on the 2024 NIT, including the bracket, schedule and corresponding TV and live stream information. 

NIT 2024: How to watch, stream

  • TV channel: ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU
  • Live stream: Sling | ESPN+

The 2024 NIT will air across the ESPN family of networks, with games broadcast on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN+, depending on the matchup.

The semifinals will air live on ESPN2, with the championship match set to air on ESPN. 

The games can also be streamed on Sling. Sling is the home for the avid sports fans, offering a range of sports channels so you can always cheer for your favorite teams with channels like ESPN, TBS, TNT, NFL Network, FS1 and more.

NIT schedule 2024

The NIT is set to begin with a slate of first round matchups on Tuesday, March 19. Games in the first three rounds will be played at campus sites, with the semifinals and championship set to take place at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Round Date Location Site
Round 1 March 19-20 Higher seed hosts Campus Sites
Round 2 March 23-24 Higher seed hosts Campus Sites
Quarterfinals March 26-27 Higher seed hosts Campus Sites
Semifinals  April 2 Indianapolis, Indiana Hinkle Fieldhouse
Championship April 4 Indianapolis, Indiana Hinkle Fieldhouse

NIT bracket 2024

Upper left bracket first round

  • No. 1 Seton Hall (20-12) vs. Saint Joseph’s (21-13)
  • No. 4 LSU (17-15) vs. North Texas (18-14)
  • No. 3 Providence (21-13) vs. Boston College (19-15)
  • No. 2 Princeton (24-4) vs. UNLV (19-12)

Lower left bracket first round

  • No. 1 Wake Forest (20-13) vs. Appalachian State (27-6)
  • No. 4 Georgia (17-16) vs. Xavier (16-17)
  • No. 3 Virginia Tech (18-14) vs. Richmond (23-9)
  • No. 2 Ohio State (20-13) vs. Cornell (22-7)

Upper right bracket first round

  • No. 1 Indiana State (28-6) vs. SMU (20-12)
  • No. 4 Butler (18-14) vs. Minnesota (18-14)
  • No. 3 Bradley (22-11) vs. Loyola Chicago (23-9)
  • No. 2 Cincinnati (20-14) vs. San Francisco (23-10)

Lower right bracket first round

  • No. 1 Villanova (18-15) vs. VCU (22-13)
  • No. 4 UCF (17-15) vs. South Florida (24-7)
  • No. 3 Iowa (18-14) vs. Kansas State (19-14)
  • No. 2 Utah (19-14) vs. UC Irvine (24-9)

2024 NIT schedule, scores

The NIT begins with Round 1, which is slated for Tuesday, March 19, and Wednesday, March 20. An entire schedule for Round 1 will be included below as the information becomes available.

Round 1: Tuesday, March 19

Game Time (ET) Location TV Channel/Live Stream
Providence vs. Boston College 7 p.m. Amica Mutual Pavilion ESPNU/Sling
Georgia vs. Xavier 7 p.m. Stegeman Coliseum ESPN/Sling
Ohio State vs. Cornell 7 p.m. Value City Arena ESPN2/Sling
LSU vs. North Texas TBD Pete Maravich Assembly Center ESPN+
Virginia Tech vs. Richmond 9 p.m. Cassell Coliseum ESPN2/Sling
Butler vs. Minnesota 9 p.m. Hinkle Fieldhouse ESPNU/Sling
Iowa vs. Kansas State 9 p.m. Carver-Hawkeye Arena ESPN/Sling
Utah vs. UC Irvine 11 p.m. Jon M. Huntsman Center ESPN2/Sling

Round 2: Wednesday, March 20

Game Time (ET) Location TV Channel/Live Stream
Seton Hall vs. Saint Joseph’s 7 p.m. Prudential Center ESPN2/Sling
Indiana State vs. SMU 7 p.m. Hulman Center ESPN+
Bradley vs. Loyola Chicago 7 p.m. Carver Arena ESPN+
Princeton vs. UNLV 8 p.m. Jadwin Gymnasium ESPN+
Wake Forest vs. App. State 8 p.m. LJVM Coliseum ESPN+
Cincinnati vs. San Francisco  9 p.m. Fifth Third Arena ESPN+
Villanova vs. VCU 9 p.m. Finneran Pavilion ESPN2/Sling
UCF vs. South Florida 9 p.m. Addition Financial Arena ESPN+

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