The Washington Times - July 20, 2011, 04:23PM

George Mason and Virginia Tech could meet either Nov. 15 or Nov. 16 in the NIT Season Tip-Off.

The Hokies, the fourth seed in the 16-team tournament, will host the East regional between Nov. 14 and Nov. 16 at Cassell Coliseum. Mason, the No. 5 seed, will play at the same site.

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Virginia Tech (22-12 in 2010-11) opens the tournament against Monmouth (9-21), while Mason (27-7) will meet Florida International (11-19).

The regional winner will advance to Madison Square Garden to play Nov. 23 and Nov. 25. The top three seeds that lose in the regional round will host a consolation pod Nov. 21 and Nov. 22.

A rundown of the 16 teams included in the tournament (RPI courtesy of collegerpi.com):

Team (Seed)
Regional   
W-L RPI
Syracuse (1)
North 27-8 18
George Mason (5) 
East 27-7 24
Colorado State (7)
West 19-13   
50
Oklahoma State (2)  
Midwest 20-14 61
Virginia Tech (4)
East 22-12 62
Oral Roberts (6)
Midwest 19-16 131
Stanford (3)
West 15-16 160
UT San Antonio (8) Midwest 20-14 194
Fresno State
West 14-17 203
Southern Methodist
West 20-15 206
Albany North 16-16 216
Brown North 11-17 242
Florida International
East 11-19 283
Monmouth East 9-21 286
Manhattan North 6-25 293
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Midwest 7-24 326    

 

Patrick Stevens