Butler’s men’s basketball team huddles up during a game. The Bulldogs will face Nebraska in the first round of the NIT. Jimmy Lafakis/Collegian file photo.
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The Butler men’s basketball team has accepted an invite to the National Invitation Tournament. The Bulldogs enter as a No. 5 seed and play at Nebraska in the first round on March 20 at 9 p.m. on ESPN2.
It will be the Bulldogs’ first appearance in the tournament since the 2005-2006 season and the first time in five seasons Butler did not participate in the NCAA Tournament.
Butler athletic director Barry Collier is a member of the NIT selection committee.
Butler finished the regular season 16-16 overall and 7-11 in Big East play.
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If Butler advances, it will face the winner of TCU and Sam Houston State in the second round.