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NIT: It will be Florida Gulf Coast at FSU Tuesday Night

Last year's darlings of the NCAA Tournament Florida Gulf Coast will head north to face Florida State in Tallahassee, where the Noles are upset that they were left out of this years tournament. You can watch the game on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. with Mark Jones doing the call along withDarrin Horn.

You can also hear the game on our Tampa station WHBO 1080 with Gene " Deckerhoffon the call.

Meanwhile here is the information on the rest of the NIT....

ESPNs exclusive coverage of the entire 77th National Invitation Tournament (NIT) will begin with all 16 first-round games across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 overTuesday, March 18, andWednesday, March 19. The networks will follow the first round with all eight second-round matchups (March 20-24), the four quarterfinals (March 25-26), both semifinals (April 1) and Championship (April 3).

Every NIT game on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 will also be available via WatchESPN, accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members and on Apple TV to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.

The 32-team field for the oldest tournament in college basketball was announced Sunday, March 16, during theESPNUNIT Selection Showand includesteams representing 23 conferences. The field includes 23 programs with at least 20 wins, and 13 teams that qualified automatically for winning their regular-season conference title without receiving an NCAA Championship bid. The top seeds are Florida State, Minnesota, St. Johns and SMU.

St. Johns, making its NIT record 30th appearance, is one of six teams in the 2014 event that appeared in the 2013 NIT: Florida State, Indiana State, Louisiana Tech, Robert Morris and Southern Miss. Florida Gulf Coast, which reached the Sweet Sixteen in last seasons NCAA Championship, will be one of three teams to play in the NIT for the first time: High Point and Utah Valley.

2014 NIT First Round Schedule:

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Tue, March 18 7 p.m. NIT First Round: West Virginia at Georgetown

Mike Patrick & Dan Dakich

7 p.m. NIT First Round: Florida Gulf Coast at Florida State

Mark Jones & Darrin Horn

7 p.m. NIT First Round: Robert Morris at St. Johns

Dave Pasch & Tim Welsh

8:15 p.m. NIT First Round: High Point at Minnesota

Clay Matvick & Mark Wise

8:15 p.m. NIT First Round: Belmont at Green Bay

Jim Barbar & Sean Harrington

9 p.m. NIT First Round: Indiana State at Arkansas

Brad Nessler & Jimmy Dykes

9 p.m. NIT First Round: Davidson at Missouri

Bob Wischusen & Malcolm Huckaby

9 p.m. NIT First Round: Georgia State at Clemson

Tom Hart & Bob Valvano

11 p.m. NIT First Round: Utah at St. Marys

Dave Flemming & Sean Farnham

Wed, March 19 7 p.m. NIT First Round: Illinois at Boston University

Sean McDonough & Tim Welsh

7:30 p.m. NIT First Round: Iona at Louisiana Tech

Brett Dolan & Daymeon Fishback

8 p.m. NIT First Round: Vermont at Georgia

Joe Davis & Dino Gaudio

8:30 p.m. NIT First Round: Toledo at Southern Miss

Roy Philpott & Joe Dean

9 p.m. NIT First Round: UC Irvine at SMU

John Saunders & Fran Fraschilla

10 p.m. NIT First Round: LSU at San Francisco

Roxy Bernstein & Bill Walton

10:30 p.m. NIT First Round: Utah Valley at California

Trey Bender & Jon Crispin



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