As the NCAA tournament takes center stage, the NIT has found a way to slip in and steal some headlines. While these teams may not be competing for an NCAA championship, the National Invitation Tournament is prestigious in its own right.
So which stars will shine the brightest under the NIT's bright lights?
Some teams were snubbed from the NCAA tournament and are looking to make a statement while piggybacking on their star. Others were not tournament worthy, but their leader is a world-class player.
Who should we be watching in the NIT? Let's find out.