NIT Tournament 2011 Bracket Update: Nine Advance; No. 2 St. Mary's Sent Home

The first night of the 2011 NIT Basketball Tournament is in the books, and we have nine teams advancing to the second round of the bracket. The full rundown of first round NIT scores, following by Wednesday night's schedule:

REGION 1:

No. 1 Alabama defeats No. 8 Coastal Carolina, 68-44

No. 4 New Mexico defeats No. 5 UTEP, 69-57

No. 3 Missouri State defeats No. 6 Murray State, 89-76

(Alabama and New Mexico face each other in second round.)

REGION 2:

No. 6 Fairfield upsets No. 3 Colorado State, 62-60

No. 7 Kent State upsets No. 2 St. Mary's, 71-70

(Fairfield and Kent State face each other in second round.)

REGION 3:

No. 1 Boston College defeats No. 8 McNeese State, 82-64

No. 3 Oklahoma State defeats No. 6 Harvard, 71-54

REGION 4:

No. 6 College of Charleston upsets No. 3 Dayton, 94-84

No. 2 Cleveland State defeats No. 7 Vermont, 63-60.

(College of Charleston and Cleveland State face each other in second round.)

 

Schedule of NIT Tournament games on Wednesday night (on ESPN networks):

No. 4 Wichita State vs. No. 5 Nebraska, 7 p.m.

No. 2 Miami vs. No 7 Florida Atlantic, 7:30 p.m.

No. 4 Northwestern vs. No. 5 UW-Milwaukee, 8 p.m.

No. 1 Virginia Tech vs. No. 8 Bet-Cookman, 8 p.m.

No. 1 Colorado vs. No. 8 Texas Southern, 9 p.m.

No. 4 Cal vs. No. 5 Ole Miss, 9 p.m.

No. 2 Washington State vs. No. 7 Long Beach, 10 p.m.

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