No. 6 Princeton to play at No. 3 Virginia Tech in NIT first round

Princeton (22-6, 12-2 Ivy) was projected by Big Apple Buckets analyst John Templon to get a No. 4 seed in the National Invitational Tournament, but the Tigers got a No. 6 seed instead, setting them up to travel to No. 3 Virginia Tech (19-14, 10-8 ACC) for a matchup with the Hokies Wednesday at 8 p.m. on ESPNU.

Princeton enters as the road team despite having a RPI of 39 and Virginia Tech having a RPI of 90, and both teams having virtually identical KenPom rankings (66 for Princeton, 63 for Virginia Tech).

The Tigers turned down a CBI bid after finishing 16-14 last season, and the women Tigers got a No. 9 seed in the NCAA Tournament after going undefeated in the regular season a year ago.

 

1 thought on “No. 6 Princeton to play at No. 3 Virginia Tech in NIT first round

  1. Another seeding nightmare from the NCAA. If the Hokies deserved a home game so did the Tigers. Women got hosed last year, sent to Maryland with lousy seeding. But note: Tigers get the prime time TV slot on Wednesday (ESPNU 8:00 pm EDT) NCAA always delighted to capitalize on the David vs Goliath narrative. Will the women finally end the “no second Ivy bid” bias? Let’s hope the dam breaks.

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