Fans looking for high-powered offenses lighting up the scoreboard came away from this year’s preseason NIT with some big smiles. Michigan pounded Kansas State in the title game, 71-57, and that wasn’t even close to the tournament’s most impressive scoring display.
The field was well stocked with individual offensive stars too. At the top of that list, unsurprisingly, stands Lehigh’s C.J. McCollum, the third-leading scorer in the country.
Herein, a closer look at McCollum and the rest of the NIT’s top five individual standouts, followed by grades for the entire four-game tournament for all 16 teams.