Here's a preview of the Preseason NIT with all of the first round matchups. The games are as follows:
Boston University at Duke
Manhattan at Seton Hall
Sam Houston State at Missouri
Drexel at Princeton
Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Memphis
Miami of Ohio at Alabama
Army at Temple
New Mexico State at UCLA
The second round will be Nov. 16 and 17. I haven't seen a full bracket yet, but reports have been that our second round opponent is likely to be Temple. I assume we would play Army if they beat Temple, and I also assume that our second round game would be at Pauley - i can't imagine Howland agreeing to play on the road in this event.
Again, winning the first two games in this tourney would be huge for our postseason seeding and national profile. I know, we need to take it one game at a time, but an appearance against a top team at Madison Square Garden would be pretty enjoyable, and it would raise our strength-of-schedule and RPI. So let's hope that our still-young Bruin squad can take care of business.
Only 181 days til tipoff (gulp). I'm not sure how i'll be able to wait that long :)