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NIT Selection Show 2018: How to watch as the field of 32 is unveiled live

Did your team miss out on the Dance? Maybe they still have a shot at a trophy.

NCAA Basketball: NIT Championship-Georgia Tech vs Texas Christian Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Plenty of teams have punched their tickets into the NCAA Tournament, but what about those left outside of the field? Some of those teams are mid-majors who won their regular season championships but fell short in the conference tournament — Vermont and Louisiana among them. With regular season champions receiving automatic bids to the NIT, it offers good mid-major programs a chance to play postseason basketball, with the possibility to play in Madison Square Garden in the semifinals and the championship game.

For many fan bases, the NIT will be the Selection Show they will glue their eyes to. Here’s how you can watch or stream it live after the NCAA Tournament field is announced:

NIT Selection Show:

Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Stream: WatchESPN/ESPN App

Automatic Bids:

(these teams are still eligible for the NCAA Tournament field, but if they are not selected, will be able to play in the NIT)

Arkansas-Pine Bluff (SWAC)
Florida Gulf Coast (ASUN)
Hampton (MEAC)
Louisiana (Sun Belt)
Middle Tennessee (Conference USA)
Nevada (Mountain West)
Northern Kentucky (Horizon)
Rider (MAAC)
UC Davis (Big West)
UNC Asheville (Big South)
Vermont (America East)
Wagner (Northeast Conference)