The National Invitation Tournament (NIT) is a men's college basketball tournament operated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. There are two NIT events each season. The first, played in November and known as the Dick's Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off (formerly the Preseason NIT), was founded in 1985. The second, the original NIT, is a post-season tournament played in March and April that is now called the MasterCard NIT; it was founded in 1938. In both cases, the final rounds of the tournament are played at Madison Square Garden in New York City. In both common and official usage, "NIT" or "National Invitation Tournament" refers to the post-season tournament unless otherwise qualified. Both the pre- and post-season tournaments were operated by the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Basketball Association (MIBA) up until 2005, when they were purchased by the NCAA.
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... The Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) is a women's college national basketball tournament with a preseason and postseason version played every year ... It is operated in a similar fashion to the men's college National Invitation Tournament (NIT) ... Unlike the NIT, the women's tournament is not run by the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), but is an independent National Championship ...
... Nine) Conference Champions (first NCAA Tournament qualifier) Ernest McCoy 1948–52 40–47.460 18–34.346 William Perigo 1952–60 78–100.438 38–78.328 Dave Strack 1960–68 113–89.559 58–54 ...
... MAAC powers including the Iona Gaels, the 1995 and 2004 NCAA Tournament Cinderella Manhattan Jaspers, the Niagara Purple Eagles, and the 2008 and 2009 NCAA Tournament Cinderella Siena Saints ... The Arena was the site of the men's two postseason appearances in the National Invitation Tournament ... During the first round of the 2003 National Invitation Tournament, the Stags, led by the nation's blocked shots leader Deng Gai and Nick Delfico ...
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