2014 NCAA Division II Tournament (men & women), NIT, CIT, CBI, WNIT: 3/26 TV Schedule

This is the NIT? /facepalm - Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Hats off to Vanguard and Oklahoma City, your 2014 NAIA Division I Champs. But we're not done yet.

We've now officially put the NAIA and Division III to bed for the year, and it's time to begin the countdown in earnest. As of now, there are 74 (or 75, if the CIT final goes the distance) college basketball games remaining this season. Today may feel like a relatively slow day, with only two Division I games on television, but today actually cuts the remaining game by almost 20%: there are 14 games, six of them in Division II.

NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK ANNOUNCERS
Florida State Bracket
QF 6:00pm (3) Louisiana Tech vs (1) Florida State Tallahassee FL ESPN2 unknown
Southern Methodist Bracket
QF 8:00pm (2) California vs (1) Southern Methodist University Park TX ESPN2 PBP: John Saunders
Color: Fran Fraschilla

The final pairings before Madison Square Garden are tonight, as the top seeds try to hold serve.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL INVITATIONAL
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK ANNOUNCERS
SF/td> 6:00pm (M1) Illinois State vs (E1) Siena Albany NY Siena AllAccess ($) n/a
SF 9:00pm (W1) Old Dominion vs (S3) Fresno State Fresno CA MW Network (free!) n/a

And here we have the final two untelevised games of the CBI, as the best-of-three final series will be on CBS Sports Network.

COLLEGEINSIDER.COM TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK ANNOUNCERS
QF 6:00pm Yale vs Columbia New York City NY * n/a
QF 6:00pm Virginia Military vs Ohio Athens OH * n/a
QF 9:00pm San Diego vs Pacific Stockton CA * n/a
CIT games are available through CollegeInsider, but require paid subscription.

There are actually some interesting storylines in tonight's quarterfinals. We've got two Ivy League schools duking it out for a place in the semifinals, and a potential pointsplosion in Athens.

NCAA DIVISION II MEN'S TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK ANNOUNCERS
QF noon (C2) Central Missouri vs (E1) Southern Connecticut State Evansville IN none
QF 2:30pm* (SC1) Metropolitan State vs (S8) Tuskegee Evansville IN none
QF 6:00pm (A2) West Liberty vs (MW1) Drury Evansville IN none
QF 8:30pm* (W4) Chico State vs (SE1) South Carolina-Aiken Evansville IN none
* - time approximate; 30 min. after previous game at site ends

Yesterday, I had said that the men's quarterfinals would be streamed, but it appears I was incorrect. The field includes defending champion Drury, two-time champs Metropolitan State, and former champs Central Missouri. The other five teams are all seeking their first trophy. Half the teams are returnees from last year's Elite Eight; South Carolina-Aiken and West Liberty join Drury and Metro State from that field. It's West Liberty's fourth straight Elite Eight, and the third in a row for Metro.

WOMEN'S NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK ANNOUNCERS
3 9:00pm San Diego vs Washington Seattle WA Pac12 Portal (free!) n/a

Only one game on the slate tonight, and old people will already be asleep before it starts. Tomorrow is the bulk of the third round, with six games; the final third-rounder is on Friday.

NCAA DIVISION II WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK ANNOUNCERS
SF 5:00pm (S1) Nova Southeastern vs (SC1) West Texas A&M Erie PA CBSSN unknown
SF 7:30pm* (E1) Bentley vs (W1) Cal Poly-Pomona Erie PA CBSSN unknown
* - time approximate; 30 min. after previous game at site ends

That's right, half the televised basketball tonight is the NCAA Division II women's semifinals. All we've got left is top seeds, and the late semifinal could be wild: Pomona, going for an unprecedented sixth championship, is "only" 26-6, but they play in one of the toughest conferences in the nation. They face 33-0 Bentley, who are, well, 33-0, and the Northeast-10 is no slouch of a league either.

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