NIT Tournament 2011 Scores, Bracket Update: Alabama, Oklahoma State Advance, Harvard Falls

Alabama, the first of three spurned NCAA Tournament bubble teams to play their 2011 NIT Tournament opener, took it out on Coastal Carolina, winning by a 68-44 score. Senario Hillman and JaMychal Green combined for 20 points and 17 rebounds. The Tide will move on to play the winner of Tuesday night's New Mexico-UTEP game.

Defending champs Dayton were knocked out by Charleston, 94-84, and the March Madness hopefuls of Harvard saw their season end at the hands of Oklahoma State, 71-54. No. 2 seed Vermont struggled to put away Cleveland State, 63-60. 

No. 1 seed Boston College is set to take on McNeese State, and No. 1 seeds Virginia Tech and Colorado begrudgingly begin NIT play Wednesday.

Updated 2011 NIT Tournament bracket and schedule: 

Left bracket:

Right bracket:

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