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NIT Selection Show: Bracket, start time, live stream, teams, how to watch for 2023

The NIT gets started on Tuesday, March 14. The full bracket will be unveiled on Sunday, March 12.

The NIT Tournament logo on the floor at the Barclays Center during the NIT Season Tip-Off on Nov. 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Photo by Porter Binks/Getty Images

The NIT Selection Show begins Sunday, March 12, after the men’s and women’s NCAA Tournament brackets have been selected. The NIT consists of teams that did not qualify for the NCAA Tournament, including bubble teams from larger conferences that didn’t make it in as well as No. 1 seeds from smaller conference tournaments that did not win their conference championship game. The latter group receives an automatic NIT bid, while the rest of the invites are at-large bids. Here’s a list of teams with automatic NIT bids.

The tournament has made some changes this year. The NIT’s selection committee will seed the top 16 teams across the four pods and then place the remaining 16 teams selected into the bracket geographically where possible. The other big change is that the semifinals and championship game will not be held at Madison Square Garden. The tournament moved into a hosted bidding process and this year’s tournament will conclude in Las Vegas at Orleans Arena with UNLV serving as the host school.

The selection show will air on ESPNU at 10:00 p.m. ET and will be available to stream on WatchESPN and ESPN+. The NIT consists of 32 teams, and the first round will begin on Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15.

Date: Sunday, March 12
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Streaming: WatchESPN and ESPN+