The 2009 NIT Pre-Season Tip-Off Tournament field was announced today. (Click on the image to the right to see an enlarged version of the entire bracket).
UConn will face Colgate on Monday, Nov. 16 at Storrs. The winner will face the winner of that night's Hofstra-Yale match-up, also at Gampel Pavilion, the following night at Gampel for the North Championship.
The winner of the North Championship advances to the semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, Nov. 25, where it will face the winner of the South Championship – either LSU, Western Kentucky, Indiana State or Milwaukee. And the winner of that game goes to the championship game on Nov. 27. Yup, that means the semifinals and finals sandwich Thanksgiving Day (and, of course, the annual Macy's parade).
Times of games were not announced.
UConn is the No. 2 seed in the tournament. The eight seeded teams are: Duke (1), UConn, LSU (3), Arizona State (4), Western Kentucky (5), Hofstra (6), TCU (7) and Charlotte (8).