George Mason, Harvard highlight CIT field

George Mason and Harvard are among 16 teams in the College tournament.

The CIT field was revealed late Sunday night on the Web site

George Mason (17-14), which made a captivating run to the Final

Four of the NCAA tournament in 2006 under coach Jim Larranaga, will

host Fairfield (22-10) in the first round Tuesday.

Harvard (21-7), coached by Tommy Amaker, finished third in the

Ivy League and will play at Appalachian State (22-12) on


The other first-round matchups are South Dakota at Creighton;

Western Carolina at Marshall; Middle Tennessee State at Missouri

State; Portland at Northern Colorado; Pacific at Loyola Marymount;

and Southern Mississippi at Louisiana Tech.

The field is made up of schools that were left out of the NCAA

tournament and the NIT. Old Dominion won the first CIT last