12 March 2012

2012 NIT Predictions

I remember when the National Invitation Tournament was more prestigious than the NCAA Tournament. That's actually a lie but regardless, the NIT is in its 75th edition and thus here are my predictions.

Bracket

First Round - Campus Sites
(1) Washington vs. (8) UT Arlington
Pick: Washington

(4) Northwestern vs. (5) Akron
Pick: Northwestern

(3) Oregon vs. (6) LSU
Pick: Oregon

(2) Dayton vs. (7) Iowa
Pick: Dayton

(1) Tennessee vs. (8) Savannah State
Pick: Tennessee

(4) Middle Tennessee vs. (5) Marshall
Pick: Marshall

(3) La Salle vs. (6) Minnesota 
Pick: Minnesota

(2) Miami (FL) vs. (7) Valparaiso
Pick: Miami (FL)

(1) Seton Hall vs. (8) Stony Brook
Pick: Seton Hall

(4) Mississippi State vs. UMass
Pick: UMass

(3) Drexel vs. (6) UCF
Pick: Drexel

(2) Saint Joseph's vs. (7) Northern Iowa
Pick: Northern Iowa

(1) Arizona vs. (8) Bucknell
Pick: Bucknell

(4) Oral Roberts vs. (5) Nevada
Pick: Oral Roberts

(3) Stanford vs. (6) Cleveland State
Pick: Stanford

(2) Ole Miss vs. (7) Illinois State
Pick: Ole Miss

Second Round - Campus Sites
(1) Washington vs. (4) Northwestern
Pick: Northwestern

(2) Dayton vs. (3) Oregon
Pick: Dayton

(1) Tennessee vs. (5) Marshall
Pick: Tennessee

(2) Miami (FL) vs. (6) Minnesota
Pick: Miami (FL)

(1) Seton Hall vs. (5) UMass
Pick: Seton Hall

(3) Drexel vs. (7) Northern Iowa 
Pick: Drexel

(4) Oral Roberts vs. (8) Bucknell
Pick: Oral Roberts

(2) Ole Miss vs. (3) Stanford
Pick: Ole Miss

Quarterfinals - Campus Sites
(2) Dayton vs. (4) Northwestern
Pick: Dayton

(1) Tennessee vs. (2) Miami (FL)
Pick: Miami (FL)

(1) Seton Hall vs. (3) Drexel
Pick: Drexel

(2) Ole Miss vs. (4) Oral Roberts
Pick: Ole Miss

Semifinals - Madison Square Garden
(2) Dayton vs. (2) Miami (FL)
Pick: Miami (FL)

(2) Ole Miss vs. (3) Drexel
Pick: Drexel

Championship - Madison Square Garden
(2) Miami (FL) vs. (3) Drexel
Championship: Miami (FL)

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