17 March 2014

2014 NIT Predictions

Well if you do not get an invite to the NCAA Tournament, at least you can get an invite to the National Invitation Tournament. And as I always say, the NIT was once in fact the more prestigous postseason tournament but as we can tell, those days are long gone. That said, for the teams that did not get bids, or won their conference regular season titles without winning their postseason title, a solid run in the NIT can be a nice consolation prize.

Here are my 2014 NIT predictions.

First Round
SMU Region
#1 SMU vs. #8 UC Irvine
Pick: SMU

#4 San Francisco vs. #5 LSU
Pick: LSU

#3 Arkansas vs. #6 Indiana State
Pick: Arkansas

#2 Cal vs. #7 Utah Valley
Pick: Cal

St. John's Region
#1 St. John's vs. #8 Robert Morris
Pick: St. John's

#4 Green Bay vs. #5 Belmont
Pick: Green Bay

#3 Clemson vs. #6 Georgia State
Pick: Clemson

#2 Illinois vs. #7 Boston
Pick: Boston

Minnesota Region
#1 Minnesota vs. #8 High Point
Pick: Minnesota

#4 Saint Mary's vs. #5 Utah
Pick: Saint Mary's

#3 Southern Miss vs. #6 Toledo
Pick: Southern Miss

#2 Missouri vs. #7 Davidson
Pick: Davidson

Florida State Region
#1 Florida State vs. #8 Florida Gulf Coast
Pick: Florida State

#4 Georgetown vs. #5 West Virginia
Pick: West Virginia

#3 Louisiana Tech vs. #6 Iona
Pick: Louisiana Tech

#2 Georgia vs. #7 Vermont
Pick: Georgia

Second Round
SMU Region
#1 SMU vs. #5 LSU
Pick: SMU

#2 Cal vs. #3 Arkansas
Pick: Cal

St. John's Region
#1 St. John's vs. #4 Green Bay
Pick: Green Bay

#3 Clemson vs. #7 Boston
Pick: Clemson

Minnesota Region
#1 Minnesota vs. #4 Saint Mary's
Pick: Minnesota

#3 Southern Miss vs. #7 Davidson
Pick: Southern Miss

Florida State Region
#1 Florida State vs. #5 West Virginia
Pick: Florida State

#2 Georgia vs. #3 Louisiana Tech
Pick: Louisiana Tech

Quarterfinals
SMU Region
#1 SMU vs. #2 Cal
Pick: SMU

St. John's Region
#3 Clemson vs. #4 Green Bay
Pick: Green Bay

Minnesota Region
#1 Minnesota vs. #3 Southern Miss
Pick: Minnesota

Florida State Region
#1 Florida State vs. #3 Louisiana Tech
Pick: Louisiana Tech

Semifinals - April 1st (Madison Square Garden)
#1 SMU vs. #4 Green Bay
Pick: Green Bay

#1 Minnesota vs. #3 Louisiana Tech
Pick: Minnesota

Championship - April 3rd (Madison Square Garden)
#1 Minnesota vs. #4 Green Bay
This Phoenix club is very good and I think should have been in the tournament. So in this all-Midwest final, give me Green Bay in what may be considered an upset.
Pick: Green Bay

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