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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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SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
March 15, 2000 | By MIKE TERRY,
Tonight's National Invitation Tournament first-round game between California and Long Beach State features teams that have never played each other and did not exactly figure to be here. The 49ers, whose 24-5 record was the third best in school history, were on track for an NCAA tournament slot. The 49ers dominated the Big West Conference's Western Division with a 15-1 record, ran off a 15-game winning streak and have won 22 of their last 24 games.
SPORTS
March 12, 2000 | MIKE TERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The USC Trojans have done all they can do. They finished the final weekend of Pacific 10 Conference play with a pair of victories. On Saturday, Jeff Trepagnier scored 20 points to lead USC to a spirited but workmanlike 82-63 victory over the Washington State Cougars before 3,350 at the Sports Arena. Now USC hopes it can move on to the National Invitation Tournament. But the Trojans will not know their fate until sometime this evening.
SPORTS
March 10, 1999 | SCOTT MOE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After losing five of its last eight games and being upset by Santa Clara in the West Coast Conference semifinal, Pepperdine's basketball team gets another chance to end its season on a positive note when it begins play in the National Invitation Tournament tonight. The bad news for the Waves is they have to travel to Boulder, Colo., to play a Colorado team that not only has the home-crowd advantage, but plays the style that gives the Waves' defense the most difficulty--fast-paced.
SPORTS
March 8, 1999 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Adam Spanich told his teammates not to worry. All day long, he just knew the USC basketball team would get a telephone call from the National Invitation Tournament. "I wasn't nervous," Spanich said. "I had a feeling." And the senior guard was right. NIT officials called Sunday evening to invite the Trojans to play at Wyoming in a first-round game Wednesday.
SPORTS
March 8, 1999 | From Associated Press
Four ACC teams and a rematch of the memorable Georgetown-Princeton game in the 1989 NCAA tournament highlight this year's NIT field. Wake Forest, North Carolina State, Clemson and Georgia Tech earned NIT bids Sunday from the Atlantic Coast Conference. Only three ACC teams were chosen for the NCAA tournament.
SPORTS
March 8, 1999 | SCOTT MOE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A week after losing in the semifinals of the West Coast Conference tournament, Pepperdine received a second life Sunday when it was invited to the National Invitation Tournament. The Waves will travel to Boulder, Colo., on Wednesday to play Colorado, which lost to Texas in the Big 12 tournament last weekend.
SPORTS
March 9, 1998 | From Associated Press
Led by Vanderbilt and Hawaii, the Southeastern and Western Athletic conferences placed four teams each in the National Invitation Tournament. Besides Vanderbilt (18-12), other SEC teams in the field announced Sunday night were Georgia (16-14), Florida (14-14) and Auburn (15-12). WAC teams include Hawaii (19-8), Colorado State (20-8), Fresno State (18-11) and Wyoming (19-8).
SPORTS
March 12, 1997 | From Associated Press
It seems to be a perfect example of harmonic convergence: The NCAA tournament finally comes to Pittsburgh, and Pitt returns to postseason play for the first time in four years. Unfortunately for the Panthers, they're relegated to the sideshow. With teams such as South Carolina and New Orleans moving into the Civic Arena for an NCAA East subregional, Pitt (17-14) will stay in its on-campus field house to play New Orleans (22-6) in an NIT first-round game tonight.
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