The Memphis Tigers did not make it to the NCAA Tournament, but did receive a bid for the NIT. This will be the first time in four years that the Tigers have appeared in a postseason tournament. The Tigers will be a No. 3 seed in their bracket and will face the University of San Diego Toreros.
The game will be played on Tuesday March 19 at FedExForum and can be seen on ESPN3 or watchespn.com. The Tigers won the NIT in 2002 under coach John Calipari with a 72-62 victory over South Carolina. The last time the team was in the NIT was in 2010 under first year head coach Josh Pastner.
Kyvon Davenport suffered an injury before playing Houston in the semi-finals in the American Athletic Conference tournament and may not be available for this game. Jeremiah Martin was named to the All-AAC Tournament team. Martin scored 23 points in the loss to Houston.
The quarterfinals will be held March 26 and 27 and four teams will advance to New York for the semifinals on Tuesday, April 2. The NIT will conclude with the championship game on Thursday, April 4. The semifinal and championship games will be played at Madison Square Garden for the 82nd year.
NIT TICKET INFO
• Existing season ticket holders will have the option to purchase their existing season ticket locations for the NIT game.
• Each season ticket holder account will have the option to log into their account on GoTigersGoTix.com and purchase their existing seats for the NIT home game.
• Season-ticket holders will have until Monday, March 18 at 5 p.m. to complete their purchase. At 5 p.m., all un-purchased tickets will be made available to the general public, with prices starting at $12 in the Terrace Level. Plaza Sideline tickets are $30 each, while Plaza End Zone seats and Club Level seats will be available for $20 each.
• Due to the quick turnaround, all NIT tickets will be delivered via mobile delivery or print-at-home.