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West Virginia Will Face Georgetown Tuesday In The NIT On ESPN

It's an old Big East matchup for the Mountaineers and Hoyas in the first round of the NIT.

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The Mountaineers had to wait for the last NIT bracket to be revealed, but the WVU cagers will continue into post-season play in 2014. It's an old (but not old-old) Big East matchup in the Verizon Center in the heart of the nation's capital on Tuesday night on ESPN at 7 pm ET.

Location correction:

With WVU getting a 5 seed, it will be up to them to beat the Hoyas and hope the #8 seed Florida Gulf Coast can upset the quadrant's #1 seed Florida St. if WVU is to host a second round game.

Here is the seeding breakdown for the "Florida State Quadrant" that WVU is playing in:

  • 1 - Florida St
  • 8 - Florida Gulf Coast
  • 4 - Georgetown
  • 5 - West Virginia
  • 3 - Louisiana Tech
  • 6 - Iona
  • 2 - Georgia
  • 7 - Vermont

First and second round games are played on the higher seed's home court, with the semi-finals and finals in Madison Square Garden.