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NIT bracket 2023: Live updates as complete men’s National Invitation Tournament bracket released

We take a look at the official bracket for the 2023 National Invitation Tournament on the men’s side.

A general view as the New Mexico State Aggies take on the Abilene Christian Wildcats in the championship game of the Western Athletic Conference basketball tournament at the Orleans Arena on March 12, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Joe Buglewicz/Getty Images

March Madness is upon us and that also means it’s time for the 2023 NIT. The National Invitational Tournament will feature a combination of the regular season champions who did not reach of the NCAA tournament, at-large snubs from the Big Dance, and other at-large teams. We have a list of every team guaranteed a berth by winning their regular season conference title.

The bracket reveal will take place at 10:00 p.m. ET and is airing on ESPNU. While some teams view the NIT as a disappointing parting gift, others recognize the No. 2 tournament as a great opportunity. NIT winners can parlay success into an NCAA Tournament berth next year. It gives fans a chance to watch their team for a handful more games. And given the context of the team’s season, it can help with recruiting.

This year’s NIT will feature some changes from previous years. The top 16 teams will be seeded and placed in the four pods. Then, the remaining 16 teams will be assigned geographically where it is possible. Additionally, the tournament is moving the semifinals and championship game away from Madison Square Garden to a new annual hosted venue. This year, the tournament will wrap up in Las Vegas at Orleans Arena. Next year, it will wrap in Indianapolis at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

North Carolina has turned down a chance at the NIT. Given how badly their season went compared to expectations, it’s not a surprise.

We’ll update the complete bracket with results below.

Round 1 2023 NIT results

Round 2

Top Left Bracket

No. 1 Oklahoma State 71, Eastern Washington 60
No. 3 North Texas 75, No. 2 Sam Houston 55

Bottom Left Bracket

No. 2 Wisconsin 75, No. 3 Liberty 71
UCF vs. No. 1 Oregon: Sunday, March 19, 7:30 p.m., ESPNU

Top Right Bracket

No. 4 Cincinnati 79, Hofstra 65
Utah Valley vs. No. 2 Colorado: Sunday, March 19, 9:30 p.m., ESPNU

Bottom Right Bracket

Morehead State 59, No. 4 UAB 77
No. 2 Michigan 65, No. 3 Vanderbilt 66

Round 1

Top Left Bracket

No. 1 Oklahoma State 69, Youngstown State 64
No. 4 Washington State 74, Eastern Washington 81
No. 3 North Texas 69, Alcorn State 53
No. 2 Sam Houston 58, Santa Clara 56

Bottom Left Bracket

No. 1 Oregon 84, UC Irvine 58
No. 4 Florida 49, UCF 67
No. 2 Wisconsin 81, Bradley 62
No. 3 Liberty 62, Villanova 57

Top Right Bracket

No. 1 Rutgers 86, Hofstra 88 (OT)
No. 4 Cincinnati 81, Virginia Tech 72
No. 3 New Mexico 69, Utah Valley 83
No. 2 Colorado 65, Seton Hall 64

Bottom Right Bracket

No. 1 Clemson 64, Morehead State 68
No. 4 UAB 88, Southern Miss 66
No. 3 Vanderbilt 80, Yale 71
No. 2 Michigan 90, Toledo 80