Here are times, the bracket, scores, television schedules and game previews for the 2016 NIT tournament as 32 teams compete to make the semifinals and finals at Madison Square Garden.

George Washington vs. Valparaiso | 7 p.m. Eastern | ESPN | Listen live | Watch live stream

Two squads making their first-ever NIT Championship appearance will tangle when No. 1 seed Valparaiso squares off against No. 4 seed George Washington. The Crusaders narrowly edged second-seeded BYU in their semifinal game on Tuesday while the Colonials toppled second-seeded San Diego State in impressive fashion for their school-record 30th win of the season.

Players to watch: Colonials forward Tyler Cavanaugh recorded his 11th double-double of the season with 20 points and 11 rebounds against San Diego State. The junior is averaging a team-leading 16.9 points and 7.6 rebounds per game and has scored in double figures in every game this season. Alec Peters, who on Tuesday became the fifth Crusaders player in 48 years to earn All-American accolades, finished with 15 points and nine rebounds against BYU. The junior forward is averaging 18.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game -- both team-highs.

Key stats: George Washington is 2-8 all-time at Madison Square Garden. Colonials guard Patricio Garino is averaging 14.1 points per game and has scored in double digits in 11 straight games. George Washington has scored 80 points in four of its last six games and is 12-3 when doing so this season. The Colonials have never won 28 games in a single season. Valparaiso, which is outscoring opponents by 13.2 points per game, is holding foes to 62.4 points on 38.3 percent shooting. Crusaders forward David Skara came off the bench against BYU to score a season-high 15 points. Valparaiso is 6-3 in games decided by 4 points or less. Crusaders center Vashil Fernandez, who has blocked a nation-leading 114 shots, is two blocks shy of matching the Horizon League single-season record (Damian Eargle, 2011).

Release  Print the official 2016 NIT Bracket

 

FIRST ROUND

DATE TIME (ET) TV MATCHUP
March 15, 2016 7 p.m. ESPNU No. 1 South Carolina 88 No. 8 High Point 66
March 15, 2016 7 p.m. ESPN No. 3 Ohio State 72 No. 6 Akron 63
March 15, 2016 7 p.m. ESPN2 No. 4 Florida State 84 No. 5 Davidson 74
March 15, 2016 9 p.m. ESPN No. 4 Creighton 72 No. 5 Alabama 54
March 15, 2016 9 p.m. ESPNU No. 2 Florida 97 No. 7 North Florida 68
March 15, 2016 9 p.m. ESPN2 No. 3 Washington 107 No. 6 Long Beach State 102
March 15, 2016 9:15 p.m. ESPN3 No. 1 Valparaiso 84 No. 8 Texas Southern 73
March 15, 2016 10 p.m. ESPN3 No. 2 San Diego State 79 No. 7 IPFW 55
March 15, 2016 11 p.m. ESPN2 No. 2 St. Mary's (CA) 58 No. 7 New Mexico State 56
March 16, 2016 7 p.m. ESPN3 No. 8 Wagner 79 No. 1 St. Bonaventure 75
March 16, 2016 7 p.m. ESPN2 No. 3 Georgia 93 No. 6 Belmont 84
March 16, 2016 7:30 p.m. ESPN3 No. 1 Monmouth 90 No. 8 Bucknell 80
March 16, 2016 8 p.m. ESPNU No. 3 Virginia Tech 86 No. 6 Princeton 81 OT
March 16, 2016 8 p.m. ESPN3 No. 4 George Washington 82 No. 5 Hofstra 80
March 16, 2016 9 p.m. ESPN2 No. 4 Georgia Tech 81 No. 5 Houston 62
March 16, 2016 10 p.m. ESPNU No. 2 BYU 97 No. 7 UAB 79

SECOND ROUND

DATE TIME (ET) TV MATCHUP
March 17 7 p.m. ESPNEWS No. 1 Valparaiso 81 No. 4 Florida State 69
March 18 9:30 p.m. ESPNU No. 2 BYU 80 No. 3 Virginia Tech 77
March 19 Noon ESPN No. 4 Creighton 87 No. 8 Wagner 54
March 20 Noon ESPN No. 2 Florida 74 No. 3 Ohio State 66
March 20 7:30 p.m. ESPNU No. 2 St. Mary's 77 No. 3 Georgia 65
March 21 7 p.m. ESPN No. 4 George Washington 87, No. 1 Monmouth 71
March 21 9 p.m. ESPN No. 4 Georgia Tech 83, No. 1 South Carolina 66
March 21 11:30 p.m. ESPN2 No. 2 San Diego St. 93, No. 3 Washington 78

QUARTERFINALS

DATE TIME (ET) TV MATCHUP
Mar. 22 7 p.m. ESPN No. 1 Valparaiso 64 No. 2 St. Mary's 44
Mar. 22 9 p.m. ESPN No. 2 BYU 88 No. 4 Creighton 82
Mar. 23 7 p.m. ESPN2 No. 4 George Washington 82, No. 2 Florida 77
Mar. 23 9 p.m. ESPN2 No. 2 San Diego St. 72, No. 4 Georgia Tech 56

SEMIFINALS (AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN)

DATE TIME (ET) TV MATCHUP
Mar. 29 7 p.m. ESPN No. 1 Valparaiso 72, No. 2 BYU 70
Mar. 29 9 p.m. ESPN No. 4 George Washington 65, No. 2 San Diego St. 46

FINAL (AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN)

DATE TIME (ET) TV MATCHUP
Mar. 31 7 p.m. ESPN No. 4 George Washigton 76, No. 1 Valparaiso 60