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NIT Tournament 2012: Washington, Seton Hall, Tennessee And Arizona Are No. 1 Seeds

Nit Tournament Bracket 2012 Washington

First Posted: 03/11/2012 9:52 pm Updated: 03/11/2012 10:07 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Washington and Seton Hall are No. 1 seeds in the NIT after they were left out of the NCAA tournament.

Tennessee and Arizona also received top seeds Sunday night for the 75th NIT, which begins Tuesday and concludes with the March 29 championship game at Madison Square Garden. Drexel, snubbed by the NCAA selection committee, got a No. 3 seed.

Other notable teams in the 32-team field are Miami, Mississippi State, Northwestern, Nevada and Oral Roberts.

Drexel (27-6) and Oral Roberts (27-6) had the most wins among teams not chosen for the 68-team NCAA tournament.

Washington finished atop the Pac-12 standings but became the first team to win a regular-season title in a power conference and miss the NCAA tournament. The Huskies (21-10) lost to Oregon State 86-84 in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament.

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