Mar 31, 2024 - Sports

March Madness: NIT, WBIT explained

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If your team didn't make it to the big dance, there's still a chance for them to play this postseason.

Why it matters: Two invite-only tournaments will take place during March Madness: the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) for men's programs and the Women's Basketball Invitation Tournament (WBIT).

Both 32-team, single-elimination tournaments will take place at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indiana.

Catch up quick: The NCAA announced the creation of the WBIT in 2023 to provide equitable playing opportunities for women's Division 1 teams.

Flashback: North Texas won the NIT last year.

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