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Mississippi State headed to NIT

15 March 2018

This is the first time the teams have officially met since December 23, 1999, according to UW. They're on the same side of the bracket as No. 1 USC, No. 2 Utah and No. 3 Stanford.

The seven Big 12 NCAA tournament participants include Kansas with the automatic berth after winning the conference tournament while the at-large teams include West Virginia, Texas Tech, TCU, Kansas State, Oklahoma and Texas. The Huskers also advanced to the Big Ten semifinals.

The Nebraska women's basketball team had a few chances, but never got the really, really big win this season, like one against Maryland would have been.

Besides watching hoops, Nebraska has been in the gym preparing for a game. somewhere.

Although higher seeds typically host lower seeds in the NIT, the first round matchup will be played in Seattle due to a scheduling conflict in Boise.

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Inside, freshman Kate Cain has made a major impact at both ends of the court for the Big Red. Ohio State (3), Maryland (5) and MI (7) also made the cut. "There's a lot of quality teams and great players in the field".

Nebraska's metrics, even while holding the team down most of the season, didn't appear to jibe with the NIT seeding.

The potential capacity for the game is just like a regular home game - 22,000 seats available.

Arizona State finished in sixth place in the Pac-12 Conference.

The Beavers took the series though with a win on Saturday 6-4 and another 6-4 win on Sunday.

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No. 4-seeded Mississippi State is 22-11 and went 9-9 in the Southeastern Conference this season.

The 2018 NCAA Tournament field was unveiled on Sunday.

If the Jays get by the Hawkeyes, they'll play either third-seeded UCLA or 14th-seeded American. Redshirt senior and second-leading scorer Andrew Rowsey will move on after the season, but the rest of the team is scheduled to return. The changes include: The 3-point line will be extended 20 inches to what the arc is in global play; the lane will be widened 4 feet to National Basketball Association regulation; games will be played in four, 10-minute quarters; teams will shoot free throws after the fifth foul of each quarter; and the shot clock resets to 20 seconds after offensive rebounds.

Williams was a sophomore guard on a 1996 Husker team that earned a trip to the first round. Nebraska had good wins against Purdue and Rutgers.

It's not clear exactly what the NCAA selection committee has against the Huskers but it seems as if a week spent talking about how Nebraska didn't deserve to be in the NCAAs convinced everyone they barely deserved to be in the postseason.

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2015 (9) NEB vs. (8) Syracuse First Round Columbia, S.C. It will be the Bulldogs' first postseason appearance since 2012.

Mississippi State headed to NIT