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March 17, 2003 | From Associated Press
Six Big East schools, including Villanova and its suspension-limited roster, are in the 40-team field for the men's National Invitation Tournament. Five other conferences -- the Atlantic 10, Atlantic Coast, Conference USA, Big Ten and Mountain West -- each had three teams chosen for the tournament, which starts tonight and concludes with the championship game at Madison Square Garden on April 3. UC Santa Barbara (18-13) was the only Big West Conference team selected.
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November 24, 2001 | From Associated Press
Deshaun Williams and Preston Shumpert ignited a second-half comeback that wiped out a 10-point Wake Forest lead Friday night and carried No. 18 Syracuse to a 74-67 victory and the championship of the preseason NIT. Williams finished with 23 points and Shumpert 19 for the Orangemen (5-0). Syracuse was trailing 48-38 and looking lackadaisical when Williams and Shumpert suddenly got hot.
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November 14, 2001 | PAUL GUTIERREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Jerry Dupree wasn't pacing around USC's locker room before the game, the sophomore forward was hopping around it in eager anticipation. The junior college transfer with the old-school look of headband, high socks and wristbands up both arms hadn't played in a college game in almost two years, since last suiting up for the College of Southern Idaho, and he was getting a start in his Trojan debut.
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March 20, 2001 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pepperdine is familiar with the shadows, so this isn't so painful. While UCLA and USC look forward to high-profile games in the NCAA tournament's Sweet 16, the Waves quietly prepare for a second-round NIT game tonight at New Mexico. It is March, after all. There will be a certain amount of madness inside the Pit in Albuquerque. And the game will be televised on ESPN. "I expect 14,000 to 15,000 people, and they will be loud," New Mexico Coach Fran Fraschilla said.
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March 15, 2001 | ERIC STEPHENS
The Loyola Marymount women's basketball team will host its first-ever postseason game when it faces Nevada Las Vegas tonight at 7 in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament. Loyola (21-9) will try to shake off the disappointment of not getting a berth in the NCAA tournament despite an RPI of 44 and victories over tournament teams Utah and St. Mary's. Junior guard Bryn Britton and senior guard Taryn Reynolds lead the Lions. UNLV is 18-9 overall, 8-6 in the Mountain West Conference.
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March 15, 2001 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
UC Irvine's first-round loss in the National Invitation Tournament will go down as another of those games in which the Anteaters couldn't bury an opponent when they should have. This time, it cost Irvine its season. The Big West Conference regular-season champions fell to Tulsa, 75-71, Wednesday night. It was the first NIT victory in 20 years for Tulsa (22-11), but it could have gone the other way. The Anteaters (25-5) quieted the crowd by taking an 18-9 lead on a basket by reserve center J.R.
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March 14, 2001 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A team from Southern California that is used to playing at this time of the year and another that isn't will have their hands full today in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament. UC Irvine, making only its third postseason appearance--all in the NIT--opens at 5 p.m. PST at Tulsa. Pepperdine, making its third consecutive postseason appearance and sixth in the NIT, tips off at 6 p.m. PST at Wyoming. The NIT began Tuesday with Memphis (18-14) and Alabama (22-10) winning.
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March 14, 2001 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Turns out David Lalazarian's Pepperdine career didn't end in a bloody heap after all. At least not on the floor of Jenny Craig Pavilion in San Diego. A crowd of 7,000 in Laramie, Wyo., might exact its own pound of flesh from the Waves. The Waves (21-8) visit Wyoming (20-9) in a first-round National Invitation Tournament game tonight with a chance to redeem themselves after falling in the semifinals of the West Coast Conference tournament March 4 at San Diego.
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March 12, 2001 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They came, the few faithful, and grimaced their way through the NCAA tournament selection television show Sunday afternoon at a local bar a stone's throw from Crawford Hall. Well, this is UC Irvine, so the library figured to be more full than a pub.
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March 29, 2000 |
Wake Forest won bragging rights in its rivalry with North Carolina State and earned a spot in the final of the National Invitation Tournament. Darius Songaila scored 18 points, including six in overtime, as Wake Forest earned a 62-59 victory over the Atlantic Coast Conference rival Wolfpack (20-13) in the semifinals of the NIT on Tuesday night at New York. Wake Forest (21-14) will play Notre Dame (22-14) in Thursday night's final.
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