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2011 NIT Tournament Bracket, Schedule For All Opening Round Games

Shortly after the NCAA Tournament bracket was released on Selection Sunday, the NIT released its field to the world. The Washington State Cougars are in the field, set to face Long Beach State on Wednesday in Pullman. The Cougars found themselves in a good position when the NIT Tournament bracket was released, with a path to the Final Four that set the team up for a good, long run in the tournament.

Check out the full NIT Tournament bracket and schedule below and see what the Cougars are up against..

Upper left bracket:

No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. No. 8 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers on Tuesday at 7 pm

No. 4 New Mexico Lobos vs. No. 5 UTEP Miners on Tuesday at 9 pm

No. 3 Missouri State Bears vs. No. 6 Murray State Racers on Tuesday at 8 pm

No. 2 Miami Hurricanes vs. No. 7 Florida Atlantic Owls on Wednesday at 7:30 pm

Bottom left bracket:

No. 1 Colorado Buffaloes vs. No. 8 Texas Southern Wednesday at 7 pm

No. 4 California Golden Bears vs. No. 5 Mississippi Rebels on Wednesday at 9 pm

No. 3 Colorado St. Rams vs. No. 6 Fairfield Stags Tuesday at 9 pm

No. 2 St. Mary’s Gaels vs. No. 7 Kent St. Golden Flashes on Tuesday at 11 pm

Upper right bracket:

No. 1 Boston College Eagles vs. 8 McNeese St. Cowboys on Tuesday at 9 pm

No. 4 Northwestern Wildcats vs. No. 5 Milwaukee Panthers on Wednesday at 8 pm

No. 3 Oklahoma St. Cowboys vs. No. 6 Harvard Crimson on Tuesday at 7 pm

No. 2 Washington St. Cougars vs. No. 7 Long Beach St. 49ers on Wednesday at 10 pm

Lower right bracket:

No. 1 Virginia Tech Hokies vs. No. 8 Bethune-Cookman Wildcats on Wednesday at 8 pm

No. 4 Wichita St. Shockers vs. No. 5 Nebraska Cornhuskers on Wednesday at 7 pm

No. 3 Dayton Flyers vs. No. 6 Charleston Cougars on Tuesday at 7 pm

No. 2 Cleveland St. Vikings vs. No. 7 Vermont Catamounts on Tuesday at 7 pm

The NIT gets underway on Tuesday and Washington State hits the court on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. on ESPNU. For more on the NIT, check out the rest of our NIT bracket StoryStream. To get a Washington State feel, be sure to stop by SB Nation’s CougCenter..