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2017 NIT Men’s Basketball Tournament Second Round TV Schedule (March 18-20, 2017)

The National Invitation Tournament (NIT) continues with 16 teams remaining.

The NIT Semifinals (‪March 28‬) and Final (‪March 30‬) will be held at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. All of these tournament games will be televised on the ESPN family of networks: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU and ESPNews. The NIT is available through ESPN’s digital platform WatchESPN, accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets and connected devices to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.

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The following are the scheduled game start times (all times Eastern; start times subject to change), locations and respective networks for the second round of tournament action:

Second Round: Saturday, March 18, 2017

11:00 a.m. on ESPN: Syracuse/Georgia Quadrant
(#5) Ole Miss @ (#1) Syracuse
Announcers: Bob Wischusen, Fran Fraschilla

Second Round: Sunday, March 19, 2017

12:00 p.m. on ESPN: Syracuse/Georgia Quadrant
(#7) Belmont @ (#6) Georgia Tech
Announcers: Tom Hart, Dalen Cuff

5:00 p.m. on ESPN2: Iowa/Clemson Quadrant
(#4) TCU @ (#1) Iowa
Announcers: Kevin Fitzgerald, Kyle Macy

7:30 p.m. on ESPNU: Iowa/Clemson Quadrant
(#7) Oakland @ (#6) Richmond
Announcers: Mike Corey, Mark Plansky

Second Round: Monday, March 20, 2017

7:00 p.m. on ESPN: Illinois State/Illinois Quadrant
(#4) Central Florida @ (#1) Illinois State
Announcers: Mitch Holthus, Mark Adams

8:00 p.m. on ESPNU: California/Houston Quadrant
(#7) Akron @ (#6) Texas-Arlington
Announcers: Rich Hollenberg, Reid Gettys

9:00 p.m. on ESPN: Illinois State/Illinois Quadrant
(#6) Boise State @ (#2) Illinois
Announcers: Doug Sherman, Stephen Howard

11:15 p.m. on ESPNU: California/Houston Quadrant
(#8) CSU Bakersfield @ (#4) Colorado State
Announcers: Roxy Bernstein, Miles Simon

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