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March 22 NIT, WNIT schedules; March 21 NCAAW, NIT, CBI, CIT, WNIT results

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The NIT bracket fell apart, and we almost had a unicorn sighting.

Stanford: crushers of dreams, destroyers of fun.
Stanford: crushers of dreams, destroyers of fun.
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After Sunday's series of crushing disappointments, we here at BotC World Headquarters weren't expecting to have to deal with any on Monday. After all, the bulk of the schedule belonged to the women, and who ever heard of a double-digit seed making it to the second weekend there?

It's happened, but very rarely. We're not going to see it happen this year, though, because once again an upstart outplayed a superior team for about 39 minutes only to collapse in the final minute. Last night, it was twelfth-seeded South Dakota State. The Jackrabbits led Stanford, AT Stanford, by as many as eight points in the final couple of minutes. But the Cardinal weaseled their way back into within two and then scored on a Lilli Thompson layup... and a foul was called. Thompson converted the three-point play, and although the Rabbits had eight seconds to work with, Erica McCall laid a stone cold block on Macy Miller's last-second bunny attempt, and Madison Guebert's putback was wide of the mark.

What might have been? South Dakota State would have had to face Notre Dame next -- but the game would have been in Sioux Falls in front of throngs of screaming Dakotans. (This is not sarcasm; the Summit League women's tournament actually outdrew every Power 5 conference's women's tournament this year.)

One big upset did happen on the women's side, though: seven seed Washington toppled second-seeded Maryland. And for those of you who haven't suffered enough basketball horror in the last 24 hours, Leticia Romero is in the Sweet Sixteen as Florida State posted a very mild upset over Texas A&M.

As for the men... well, goodbye Monmouth, goodbye South Carolina. Both of the top seeds in play last night were upset, and neither game was particularly close. Harrumph. Here's your full results from last night (men and women, contrary to our usual pattern), with green links indicating SB Nation team site recaps.

NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
SF (4) George Washington 87, (1) Monmouth (NJ) 71 Micah Seaborn (MON), 24
SF (4) Georgia Tech 83, (1) South Carolina 66 Adam Terrell Smith (GT), 21
SF (2) San Diego State 93, (3) Washington 78 Winston Shepard (SDSU), 20
Dejounte Murray (WASH), 20
COLLEGE BASKETBALL INVITATIONAL
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
QF Morehead State 82, Duquesne 72 Micah Mason (DUQ), 24
QF Ohio 72, North Carolina-Greensboro 67 Jaaron Simmons (OHIO), 19
QF Nevada 85, Eastern Washington 70 Tyron Criswell (UNR), 32
QF Vermont 73, Seattle 54 Kurt Steidl (UVM), 17
COLLEGEINSIDER.COM TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
R2 New Jersey Tech 83, Boston University 72 Damon Lynn (NJIT), 31
NCAA DIVISION I WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
LEX QF (1) Notre Dame 87, (9) Indiana 70 Lindsay Allen (ND), 22
LEX QF (7) Washington 74, (2) Maryland 65 Kelsey Plum (WASH), 32
LEX QF (3) Kentucky 79, (6) Oklahoma 58 Janee Thompson (UK), 16
DAL QF (5) Florida State 74, (4) Texas A&M 56 Adut Bulgak (FSU), 18
Courtney Walker (A&M), 18
BRP QF (1) Connecticut 97, (9) Duquesne 51 Breanna Stewart (CONN), 21
BRP QF (2) Texas 73, (10) Missouri 55 Sophie Cunningham (MIZZ), 23
BRP QF (3) UCLA 72, (6) South Florida 67 Courtney Williams (USF), 29
LEX QF (4) Stanford 66, (12) South Dakota State 65 Erica McCall (STAN), 20
WOMEN'S NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
R2 Tulane 64, Georgia Tech 61 Aaliyah Whiteside GT), 25
R2 Florida Gulf Coast 67, Wake Forest 48 Kaneisha Atwater FGCU), 23
R2 Saint Louis 59, Ball State 55 Jackie Kemph SLU), 26
R2 Western Kentucky 64, Tennessee-Martin 57 Tashia Brown WKU), 32
R2 Utah 92, Gonzaga 77 Paige Crozon UTAH), 22
R2 Texas-El Paso 74, Arkansas State 68 Aundrea Gamble ASU), 21
R2 Oregon 84, Fresno State 59 Maite Corzola ORE), 20

Today's Schedule

There are only four games tonight, all of the NIT flavor. Half of the men's NIT semifinals are tonight; Valpo will try to be the only number-one seed in the semifinals. The other two games are WNIT tilts, Power 5 schools facing off against feisty mid-majors.

NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
VAL FINAL 6:00pm (2) Saint Mary's (CA) at (1) Valparaiso Valparaiso IN ESPN
SBU FINAL 8:00pm (4) Creighton at (2) Brigham Young Provo UT ESPN
WOMEN'S NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
R3 6:00pm San Diego at Michigan Ann Arbor MI MGoBlue
R3 6:00pm Virginia at Hofstra Hempstead NY Stretch