NIT staying at Madison Square Garden

NIT staying at Madison Square Garden

Published Jul. 20, 2012 1:00 a.m. ET

The NIT is staying at Madison Square Garden.

The NCAA, the NIT and the Madison Square Garden Co. announced a three-year agreement to keep the NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals and title game at the New York arena along with the season-ending tournament in April.

First held in 1938, the NIT is the oldest postseason college basketball tournament in the country. Pairings for this season's Tip-Off will be announced by mid-August.