NIT 2019: 2nd-Round Day 3 Scores, Updated Bracket and 2nd-Round Day 4 Schedule

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorMarch 24, 2019

TCU guard Desmond Bane (1) runs up court after scoring against Texas during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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Wichita State joined Creighton, Lipscomb and Indiana in the men's NIT quarterfinal round thanks to a 63-55 win over Clemson on Sunday.

Four more quarterfinal bids are up for grabs, with three more of them decided Sunday after the Shockers' win.

Here's a look at the latest NIT Sunday scores, an updated bracket and game recaps.



No. 6 Wichita State 63, No. 2 Clemson 55

No. 2 Texas 78, No. 3 Xavier 76 (OT)

No. 2 NC State 78, No. 6 Harvard 77

No. 1 TCU 88, No. 4 Nebraska 72



No. 8 Norfolk State at No. 4 Colorado; Monday, 9 p.m. ET (ESPN2)


Updated Bracket

The updated NIT bracket is available on NCAA.com.



No. 6 Wichita State 63, No. 2 Clemson 55

Jaime Echenique scored 18 points and Markis McDuffie added 16 more as No. 6 Wichita State never trailed en route to a 63-55 upset win over No. 2 Clemson at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, South Carolina.

Marcquise Reed led the Tigers with 18 points.

Clemson hung around despite shooting just 28.3 percent from the field and 2-of-14 from three-point range. The Tigers did make 23 of 31 free throws compared to the Shockers' 7-of-10 effort and also amassed 10 steals.

Clemson trailed by 13 in the second half but fought back within 58-55 after two Reed free throws with 1:20 left. However, Samajae Haynes-Jones then responded with a three-pointer with 34 seconds left, and the Shockers held on for the win.

Haynes-Jones posted a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double for the 21-14 Shockers, who will now face No. 1 Indiana in the NIT quarterfinals. Clemson finishes its season with a 20-14 record.


No. 2 Texas 78, No. 3 Xavier 76 (OT)

No. 2 Texas withstood a wild final 20 seconds as the Longhorns beat the No. 3 Xavier Musketeers 78-76 in overtime at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

Texas guard Kerwin Roach II went to the free-throw line with his team up 77-76 and 20 seconds remaining. He made the first and missed the second, but Texas forward Jase Febres grabbed the offensive rebound.

Roach got fouled again and went to the free-throw line, but he missed both shots.

The Musketeers grabbed the board and had a chance for the tie, but a Naji Marshall jumper and Tyrique Jones tip-in were borth off the mark.

However, Xavier got another shot thanks to a jump ball. A favorable possession arrow gave the Muskies the ball under the Texas basket with 1.3 seconds left. Marshall got the ball and had a game-winning layup attempt, but it did not connect.

Roach scored 21 off the bench for Texas. Jase Febres and Courtney Ramey each had 17.

Jones led all players with 22 points on 10-of-12 shooting and 11 boards. Marshall added 19 points.

Texas will face the winner of No. 8 Norfolk State and No. 4 Colorado in the quarterfinals. The Musketeers finish their season with a 19-15 record.


No. 2 NC State 78, No. 6 Harvard 77

C.J. Bryce scored 16 points as No. 2 NC State held off No. 6 Harvard 78-77 at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Bryce Aiken and Noah Kirkwood each had 19 points for the Crimson, who finished the season with a 19-12 record.

The Wolfpack jumped out to a 24-12 lead, but Harvard fought back and took a 39-38 halftime edge going into the break.

The two teams traded punches in the second half, with neither team ever leading by more than five.

Harvard had a chance for the tie or win with the Wolfpack up 76-74 and 16 seconds remaining.

However, the Crimson turned the ball over with seven seconds left, and Bryce responded with two free throws.

Harvard's Rio Haskett then hit a three-pointer with 2.5 seconds remaining, but NC State was able to inbound the ball and run the clock out to win.

The Wolfpack will face No. 5 Lipscomb in the quarterfinals.


No. 1 TCU 88, No. 4 Nebraska 72

Desmond Bane went off for 30 points in 40 minutes to propel the No. 1 Horned Frogs over the No. 4 Cornhuskers at Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, Texas.

Nebraska kept pace with TCU for the first part of the first half, but TCU ended the opening half with a 40-32 lead. The Cornhuskers cut the lead to as few as six points in the second half but couldn't gain an edge over TCU, which shot 50.9 percent from the field and drained 10 threes.

Bane led all scorers, but four other Horned Frogs were double-digit scorers. Senior guard James Palmer Jr. led the Cornhuskers with 19 points.

Palmer did not have any points in the first half, going 0-of-10 from the field, which dug a hole for Nebraska.

TCU will face No. 2 Creighton in the quarterfinals on Tuesday, and the Cornhuskers end their season at 19-17.