NCAA snubs USC, Notre Dame highlight NIT field

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"Selection Sunday" in college hockey is set for next Sunday. Only three of the teams in the 2018 field appeared in the NIT in 2017.

Hampton lost a 71-63 final on Saturday to N.C. Central in the MEAC Championship.

The Nittany Lions are making their first postseason appearance since 2013-14 and first NIT appearance since2009, when Penn State won the NIT crown. While it prepares for the Bulldogs, UCLA and Arizona State are headed for the NCAA Tournament despite finishing below the Trojans in the Pac-12 standings.

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Notre Dame coach Mike Brey clearly thought his team belonged, but in a season where so many things beyond their control have gone wrong for the Irish he also saw the writing on the wall to an extent. "We are excited about the tournament and we think it will be as competitive a field as we've ever had". Matt Farrell is next averaging 16.8 points and over five assists per game. The Irish and Pirates will be meeting for the first time in men's basketball on Tuesday night (Notre Dame is 5-0 all-time against teams from the MEAC). "Once I saw Davidson win today, I was very realistic about what could be coming", Brey said.

Ticket information for Wednesday's NIT first round game has been distributed to season ticket holders and will be posted on and on Penn State Athletics' social media channels. The Bears will face Wagner in their first game Tuesday night, and the Gaels take on Southeastern Louisiana later that night. Among the notable omissions from the tournament included Middle Tennessee, USC, Saint Mary's, Notre Dame, Louisville, Marquette and Oklahoma State. "He's done a fantastic job at Harvard and we know that they're really good, and so it's going to be a very hard game".