Penn State basketball misses 2018 NCAA Tournament bid

NCAA snubs USC, Notre Dame highlight NIT field

The Penn State men's basketball team will likely be playing in this year's National Invitation Tournament.

"We're very disappointed. Our players deserve to be in the NCAA Tournament", Enfield said.

Pat Chambers' team earned a four-seed on its side bracket and will host Temple in the first round of the tournament. "We've made incredible strides and a lot of memories and there's more basketball to be played".

The victor of Michigan-Ohio State, which was being played late on Saturday night, will face ND in the conference title game next weekend for the right to be called 2018 Big Ten champs after PSU won the conference a year ago. They reached the semifinals of the conference tournament in MSG before being eliminated by Purdue.

The Nittany Lions are 22-9 all-time in the NIT, reaching at least the semifinals in five of its last seven appearances.

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First round play is scheduled for Tuesday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 14, with the second round running March 16-19.

-The Irish opened the scoring as Jordan Gross flicked a shot on net from the blueline that fluttered through a screen and under the blocker of Penn State sophomore goaltender Peyton Jones (Langhorne, Pa.) for the 1-0 lead at 6:18 of the first period.

The tournament begins on Tuesday and will conclude on March 29. Sophomore guard Tony Carr was selected first-team All-Big Ten and USBWA All-District and to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team. Tournament snubs such as Southern California, Saint Mary's, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State and Louisville will take part in the 2018 NIT. The NIT second-round will feature the victor of the Penn State-Temple game against the victor of Tuesday's Notre Dame-Hampton contest, with second round date, location and time to be announced. The Owls defeated Tulane and lost to No. 2 seed Wichita State in the AAC quarterfinals.

Notre Dame is making its 12th appearance in the NIT and first since the end of the 2009 season.

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