Pitt, West Virginia Earn NCAA Tournament Bids; Penn State Elects for No Postseason

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (EYT) – Pitt and West Virginia each earned berths to the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament Sunday.

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Pitt will be the No. 10 seed in the East Region and will take on No. 7 seed Wisconsin at 6:50 p.m. Friday in St. Louis. The game is scheduled to be televised on TNT.

West Virginia is the No. 3 seed in the East Region and will play No. 14 Stephen F. Austin at 7:10 p.m. Friday in Brooklyn. The game is scheduled to be televised on CBS.

If Pitt and West Virginia would both advance to the Sweet 16, they would meet each other in two weeks in Philadelphia.

A Pair of ACC teams earned No. 1 seeds in North Carolina (East Region) and Virginia (Midwest Region) and are joined as top seeds by Oregon (West Region) and Kansas (South Region).

Regionally, controversy surrounded St. Bonaventure, who had an RPI of No. 29, not being selected for the tournament. The Bonnies will play in the NIT as the top seed against Wagner Wednesday at home at 7 p.m.

St. Bonaventure head coach reacted on Twitter.

 

 

See the complete NIT bracket here.

Duquesne has accepted a bid to the CBI Tournament where the Dukes will host Nebraska-Omaha at Wednesday. See complete CBI bracket here.

Penn State, meanwhile, elected not to go to one of the consolation tournaments.

“We have decided not to pursue opportunities for post-season play this season,” Penn State head coach Patrick Chambers said in a release put out by the school. “I am proud of what this team accomplished and how hard they continued to work and battle each day to become the best team we could be in March. We will continue to work hard in the off-season to build on our successes and advance the process of developing Penn State Basketball.”


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