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Dayton Flyers begin NIT Title defense at College of Charleston

(courtesy of Dayton athletics)

(courtesy of NIT via wikipedia commons)

The defending National Invitation Tournament Champion Dayton Flyers will be able to defend their title as one of 32 teams selected to the 2011 NIT.

UD earned the #3 seed and will begin on the road to take on #6 seed College of Charleston tonight (Tuesday, March 15) beginning at 7 p.m. ET.

The game will be televised nationally on ESPN2.

Dayton enters the 2011 NIT as the #3 seed in its region, but goes on the road to Charleston, South Carolina due to UD Arena hosting the NCAA First Four. During last year’s NIT Championship run, the Flyers won at Cincinnati, at Illinois and in Madison Square garden against Ole Miss and North Carolina.

The College of Charleston, 24-10 overall, won the Southern Conference regular season championship. The Cougars led by 2011 SoCon Player of the Year, Andrew Goudelock.

The Southern Conference is Appalachian State, UT-Chattanooga, The Citadel, Davidson, Elon, Furman, Georgia Southern, Samford, North Carolina-Greensboro, Western Carolina and Wofford.

UD is attempting to be the third team to win the NIT Championship in back-to-back seasons.

The Flyers’ NIT history is rich with success. Last season was Dayton’s third NIT title. UD previously won the NIT in 1962 and 1968. Last year was also UD’s 22nd appearance in the postseason NIT.

The Dayton, Ohio school has been the runner-up five times and showcases a 40-20 all-time record. Head Coach Brian Gregory is 7-1 all-time in the NIT. Dayton’s 22 NIT appearances are second only to St. John’s 27 berths.

The Flyers reached the finals five times in the 1950′s and won the tournament in 1962 under coach Tom Blackburn and 1968 under coach Don Donoher.

Info courtesy of Dayton athletics)

Xavier takes 3 overtimes to defeat Wofford

The Xavier Musketeers took three overtimes to subdue stubborn Wofford, 94-90 at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati.

(courtesy of Xavier University)

Jamel McLean had a tip-in in the closing seconds of the first overtime, and Xavier had a review go its way in the last few seconds of the second extra period before beating Wofford.

Xavier is now 5-1 and Wofford falls to 2-5.

compiled from Xavier athletic news

NCAA TOURNAMENT: East Regional, First Round

compiled from staff and wire reports

WISCONSIN 53  WOFFORD 44

The Badgers held their own against  pesky Wofford.  Wisconsin used their defense and NCAA experience to put the game away late.

Jon Leuer led the way with 20 points for the 4th-seeded Badgers, who’ll be playing in the second round for the fourth consecutive year.

The 13th-seeded Terriers end the year at 26-9 while the Badgers move on at 24-8.

CORNELL 78  TEMPLE 65

Cornell Basketball team (CU)

One of Friday’s surprising games as Cornell (28-4) from the Ivy League upset the more athletic and quick Temple Owls who lost in the first round for the third straight year.

The 29-6 Owls from the Atlantic 10 Conference, never got untracked as Cornell. the best team to come out of the Ivy League in 10 years, never let lost control of the game.

MISSOURI 86  CLEMSON 76

Clemson Head coach Oliver Purnell will have to wait until next year to win an NCAA Tournament game. He has taken three schools to the “Big Dance”, Old Dominion, Dayton and Clemson and has yet to win a game. Clemson ends up at 21-11.

23-10 Missouri was led by Kim English and Keith Ramsey each scoring 20 points and the Tigers swarming defense shut Clemson.

WEST VIRGINIA 77   MORGAN STATE 50

Morgan State (27-10) had delusions of grandeur as they led early in the contest 10-0 while the Mountaineers missed their first 11 shots.

But West Virginia (28-6) rebounded to win the game and advance.