Duke, Arizona highlight NIT Season Tip-Off field

Duke, Arizona highlight NIT Season Tip-Off field

Published Sep. 20, 2013 9:07 a.m. ET

INDIANAPOLIS -- Arizona, Duke, Alabama and Rutgers are the top four seeds for the 2013 NIT Season Tip-Off.

The first- and second-round
doubleheaders will be played Nov. 18 and 19 on the campuses of the top
seeds with the winners advancing to the semifinals at New York City's
Madison Square Garden on Nov. 27. The championship game is Nov. 29.

In the four regional matchups: Fairleigh
Dickinson is at Arizona and Rhode Island plays Metro State; Duke will
host UNC Asheville and East Carolina faces Norfolk State; Alabama hosts
Stillman and Georgia State meets McNeese State; and Canisius is at
Rutgers and Elon meets Drexel.

Duke has won three consecutive Preseason
NITs, most recently in 2009 when the Blue Devils beat Connecticut in
the championship game.