Add Boston College to the list of top teams that won their opening game of the NIT. Reggie Jackson scored 15 of his 22 points in the first half as 1-seed Boston College cruised to a 82-64 victory over 8-seed McNeese State. They now await the winner of Northwestern-Milwaukee.
Jermaine Mallett scored 23 points and Kyle Weems scored 14 points as the 3-seed Missouri State Bears topped the Murray State Racers, 89-76. They'll face either Miami (FL) or Florida Atlantic in the next round.
The only upset of the night comes courtesy of 6-seed Fairfield, which topped 3-seed Colorado State 62-60. Yorel Hawkins scored 17 points while Ryan Olander added 12 points and 10 rebounds in the win.
The only game left on the night is a late-tip between St. Mary's and Kent State.
- No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide def. No. 8 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, 68-44
- No. 4 New Mexico Lobos def. No. 5 UTEP Miners, 69-57
- No. 3 Missouri State Bears def. No. 6 Murray State Racers, 89-76
- No. 2 Miami Hurricanes vs. No. 7 Florida Atlantic Owls, Wednesday at 7:30 pm, ESPN3 (Dan McLaughlin and Dereck Whittenburg)
- No. 1 Colorado Buffaloes vs. No. 8 Texas Southern, Wednesday at 7 pm, ESPN3 (Dave Armstrong and Bill Herenda)
- No. 4 California Golden Bears vs. No. 5 Mississippi Rebels, Wednesday at 9 pm, ESPN2 (John Saunders and Miles Simon)
No. 6 Fairfield Stags def. No. 3 Colorado St. Rams, 62-60
- No. 2 St. Mary's Gaels vs. No. 7 Kent St. Golden Flashes, Tuesday at 11 pm, ESPN2 (Dave Flemming and Sean Farnham)
- No. 1 Boston College Eagles def. No. 8 McNeese St. Cowboys, 82-64
- No. 4 Northwestern Wildcats vs. No. 5 Milwaukee Panthers, Wednesday at 8 pm, ESPN3 (Mike Gleason and Mike Kelley)
- No. 3 Oklahoma St. Cowboys def. No. 6 Harvard Crimson, 71-54
- No. 2 Washington St. Cougars vs. No. 7 Long Beach St. 49ers, Wednesday at 10 pm, ESPNU (Clay Matvick and Sean Farnham)
- No. 1 Virginia Tech Hokies vs. No. 8 Bethune-Cookman Wildcats, Wednesday at 8 pm, ESPNU (Beth Mowins and Bob Valvano)
- No. 4 Wichita St. Shockers vs. No. 5 Nebraska Cornhuskers, Wednesday at 7 pm, ESPN2 (Mike Patrick and Dan Dakich)
No. 6 Charleston Cougars def. No. 3 Dayton Flyers, 94-84
- No. 2 Cleveland St. Vikings def. No. 7 Vermont Catamounts, 63-60
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