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2011 NIT Tournament Bracket: Colorado, Virginia Tech Among No. 1 Seeds

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The 2011 NIT Tournament begins March 15, with the complete bracket announced on ESPNU shortly after the 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket's unveiling. March Madness snubs Alabama, Colorado, and Virginia Tech drew No. 1 seeds, with Boston College taking the other No. 1.

The conference's title game will be held at Madison Square Garden on March 31. The Dayton Flyers have a tough road ahead of them if they're going to repeat, with a Charleston team that nearly made the NCAA Tournament in round one.

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Left bracket:

No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. No. 8 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers on Tuesday at 7 pm

No. 4 New Mexico Lobos vs. No. 5 UTEP Miners on Tuesday at 9 pm

No. 3 Missouri State Bears vs. No. 6 Murray State Racers on Tuesday at 8 pm

No. 2 Miami Hurricanes vs. No. 7 Florida Atlantic Owls on Wednesday at 7:30 pm

No. 1 Colorado Buffaloes vs. No. 8 Texas Southern Wednesday at 7 pm

No. 4 California Golden Bears vs. No. 5 Mississippi Rebels on Wednesday at 9 pm

No. 3 Colorado St. Rams vs. No. 6 Fairfield Stags Tuesday at 9 pm

No. 2 St. Mary's Gaels vs. No. 7 Kent St. Golden Flashes on Tuesday at 11 pm

Right bracket:

No. 1 Boston College Eagles vs. 8 McNeese St. Cowboys on Tuesday at 9 pm

No. 4 Northwestern Wildcats vs. No. 5 Milwaukee Panthers on Wednesday at 8 pm

No. 3 Oklahoma St. Cowboys vs. No. 6 Harvard Crimson on Tuesday at 7 pm

No. 2 Washington St. Cougars vs. No. 7 Long Beach St. 49ers on Wednesday at 10 pm

No. 1 Virginia Tech Hokies vs. No. 8 Bethune-Cookman Wildcats on Wednesday at 8 pm

No. 4 Wichita St. Shockers vs. No. 5 Nebraska Cornhuskers on Wednesday at 7 pm

No. 3 Dayton Flyers vs. No. 6 Charleston Cougars on Tuesday at 7 pm

No. 2 Cleveland St. Vikings vs. No. 7 Vermont Catamounts on Tuesday at 7 pm

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