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First NIT spot gone

Tennessee Tech hasĀ upended Murray State in the Ohio Valley semifinals, 64-59. One gone, 31 left in the NIT.

NIT watch 10 p.m. 3/3

Tracking the regular-season conference champions. Herd fans will want to root for them to with their tournaments, lest they snatch an NIT bid.

Big South: Coastal Carolina at home, playing VMI in the semis.
America East: Vermont to play Binghamton, quarterfinals at 2:15 p.m. Friday at West Hartford.
Atlantic Sun: Belmont plays Lipscomb-Mercer winner at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Tournament at Macon, Ga.
Horizon: UW-Milwaukee plays Valparaiso-Detroit winner Friday in a Saturday semifinal at home.
Northeast: Long Island hosting Central Connecticut State at noon Sunday.
Ohio Valley: Murray State plays Tennessee Tech at 8 p.m. ET Friday in semifinals.

Southern Conference and several others get going Friday.