From College of Charleston Sports Information:
The College of Charleston men’s basketball team will make its fourth all-time appearance in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) as the 32-team field was announced on Selection Sunday.
The sixth-seeded Cougars (24-10) last earned an NIT berth in 2003 under former head coach Tom Herrion and advanced to the second round in 1995 and 1996 under legendary head coach John Kresse. They will face defending NIT champion and third-seeded Dayton (22-13) in the first round on Tuesday, March 15, at 7 p.m. (ET) before a national television audience on ESPN2 at Carolina First Arena.
“It’s a real honor to host an NIT game in our city,” CofC head coach Bobby Cremins said. “Dayton upset Xavier in the quarterfinals of the A-10 Tournament and they are the defending NIT champions. The big thing for us is that we get to host a home game. We have two days to sell tickets and I hope we can draw a great crowd for the Dayton Flyers.”
CofC has never faced Dayton in the 101-year history of the program and never hosted an NIT game in its three previous postseason appearances. The Cougars are 2-3 all-time in the NIT.
The winner of the first-round game will advance to second-round action slated for March 18, 19, 20 and 21 with the quarterfinals on March 22 and 23.