The Miami Hurricanes will be hosting the Valparaiso Crusaders on Wednesday night in a first round match-up at this year's NIT. The Hurricanes, a No. 2 seed, have a 19-12 record on the season after a year of mixed results on the ACC.
Valparaiso, a No. 7 seed, won the Horizon League regular season title but fell short in the postseason. Needing the automatic bid that comes along with winning the conference tournament in order to make the NCAA Tournament, the Crusaders lost to Detroit in the title game, 70-50.
Now, both teams are hoping to finish off their respective seasons positively. The winner of this game will go on to face the winner of Minnesota-La Salle in the second round.
Game date/time: Wednesday, March 14, 7:30 p.m. EST