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2018 Men’s NIT Basketball Second Round TV Schedule on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU

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

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  • The NIT Semifinals (Mar. 27) and Final (Mar. 29) 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 and ESPNU. The NIT will be 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 17, 2018

    12:00 p.m. on ESPN: Notre Dame/Marquette Quadrant
    [4] Penn State @ [1] Notre Dame
    Announcers: Roy Philpott, Brooke Weisbrod

    Second Round: Sunday, March 18, 2018

    12:00 p.m. on ESPN: Baylor/Louisville Quadrant
    [5] Mississippi State @ [1] Baylor
    Announcers: Chuckie Kempf, Fran Fraschilla

    4:30 p.m. on ESPN2: Notre Dame/Marquette Quadrant
    [3] Oregon @ [2] Marquette
    Announcers: Mitch Holthus, Jason Capel

    6:30 p.m. on ESPN2: Baylor/Louisville Quadrant
    [3] Middle Tennessee @ [2] Louisville
    Announcers: Anish Shroff, Dino Gaudio

    Second Round: Monday, March 19, 2018

    7:00 p.m. on ESPNU: USC/Oklahoma State Quadrant
    [3] Stanford @ [2] Oklahoma State
    Announcers: Mike Corey, John Thompson

    9:00 p.m. on ESPNU: Saint Mary’s/Utah Quadrant
    [3] LSU @ [2] Utah
    Announcers: TBD, Mike Wise

    11:00 p.m. on ESPNU: Saint Mary’s/Utah Quadrant
    [5] Washington @ [1] Saint Mary’s
    Announcers: Roxy Bernstein, Corey Williams

    11:30 p.m. on ESPN2: USC/Oklahoma State Quadrant
    [4] Western Kentucky @ [1] USC
    Announcers: Dave Pasch, Bill Walton

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