No, that score is not a misprint: Wichita State really did club Nebraska by 27 points in the opening round of the NIT, the biggest win by any team in the consolation tourney so far. In fact, much of the Wednesday action so far has featured blowouts, including Miami (FL) shellacking nearby Florida Atlantic by an also-impressive 23-point margin.
And barring Colorado coughing up a 15-point halftime lead against Texas Southern, it looks like all the No. 1 seeds will breeze through the first round. Virginia Tech polished off Bethune-Cookman by 25 points. So unless you're talking margins, we haven't seen any major surprise so far on the second night of the tournament.
- 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 def. No. 7 Florida Atlantic Owls, 85-62
- 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 def. No. 7 Kent St. Golden Flashes, 71-70
- No. 1 Boston College Eagles def. No. 8 McNeese St. Cowboys, 82-64
- No. 4 Northwestern Wildcats def. No. 5 Milwaukee Panthers, 70-61
- 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 def. No. 8 Bethune-Cookman Wildcats, 79-54
- No. 4 Wichita St. Shockers def. No. 5 Nebraska Cornhuskers, 76-49
- 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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