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Baylor (1) will face Wagner (8) in the first round of the NIT

March 11, 2018
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Updated 7:35 p.m. CT

Baylor (18-14), missing the NCAA tournament for the first time since the 2012-2013 season, has been selected to play in the 2018 National Invitation Tournament as one of the top four seeds and will matchup with Wagner (23-9) in the first round.

The tournament begins the evening of Tuesday, March 13.

1 Baylor (18-14)
8 Wagner (23-9

4 Mississippi State (22-11)
5 Nebraska (22-10)

As one of the top four seeds, the Bears will be eligible to host all contest leading up to the semi-finals and finals at Madison Square Garden in New York.

The trip to the NIT tournament will be Baylor's third since 2009 and fifth overall. The Bears defeated Georgetown, Virginia Tech, Auburn and San Diego State before losing to Penn State in the 2009 finals. In 2013 the Bears defeated Long Beach State, Arizona State, Providence, BYU and Iowa on their way to winning the tournament championship.

According to the NCAA tournament bracket released by TBS, the Bears were one of the first four teams to not make the 68-team field along with Notre Dame, Saint Mary's and Southern California.

Other notable NIT participants:

Notre Dame (1)
Southern Cal (1)
Saint Mary's (1)
Marquette (2)
Louisville (2)
Oklahoma State (2)
UTAH (2)
Oregon (3)
LSU (3)
Stanford (3)
Mississippi State (4)
Nebraska (5)
Boston College (5)
Washington (5)

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Baylor (1) will face Wagner (8) in the first round of the NIT

MrGolfguy
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Beats a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.

For perspective, this is now considered a bad year for Baylor Basketball - being a 1 seed in the NIT.
william
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what is old is new again.........

1888 - Nietzsche contra Wagner

2018 - Baylor contra Wagner

- Fred

{ sipping coffee }

{ eating donut }

Let the games begin!!
william
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... and let us hope this isn't a reprise of The Birth of Tragedy.

D!

- BUmma

{ BHJ concerned }

Tiny man, at ease.

SigTauBear
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Has a time and date been announced?
MrGolfguy
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Tuesday at 6pm
NoBSU
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Are they power painters?
BUgolfbear
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sic Wagner!
whitetrash
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william said:

... and let us hope this isn't a reprise of The Birth of Tragedy.

D!

- BUmma

{ BHJ concerned }

Tiny man, at ease.




Or Gotterdamerung.
jumpinjoe
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Playing in post season is good.....beats mothballing our equipment for another year.
Joined BaylorFans in 1999 under username jumpinjoe. Have always been Jumpinjoe. Proud 4 Year Baylor letterman and 1968 graduate and charter member of Quartermiler U, produced school record in 400 IH.
Bear8084
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jumpinjoe said:

Playing in post season is good.....beats mothballing our equipment for another year.
This is my mindset too. #1 seed in the NIT is one I will take as a "bad season". Let's go out and win it again, Sic 'Em!!!!
marco
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Gnarly.
JusHappy2BeHere
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Screw Wagner! I'll never forgive him for killing Natalie Wood

Bigtexasmike
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Ok whats worse, winning the NIT or losing in the first round of the big tourney. I dont mean losing as like an 8 seed but as a 16 seed... ill hang up and listen


Personally, i think if they had to chose they would say winning NIT. More fun to play a few more games of hoops am I right?
Up up down down LR LR BA select start
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Bigtexasmike said:

Ok whats worse, winning the NIT or losing in the first round of the big tourney. I dont mean losing as like an 8 seed but as a 16 seed... ill hang up and listen


Personally, i think if they had to chose they would say winning NIT. More fun to play a few more games of hoops am I right?
I think NCAA tournament bids always trump NIT runs in terms of prestige and national perception. But I find NIT runs far more fun as a fan than one-and-done trips to the NCAA tournament.

So, while I would always choose the NCAA tournament berth, I find the NIT to be a nice consolation prize and deep runs in that tournament to be a lot of fun.
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My son, who is in the courtside players, is hoping for the finals and an expense-paid trip to NYC!!

Sic 'em!
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