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Marquette misses out on NCAA Tournament; selected as #2 seed in NIT

Updated: 9:21 p.m. March 11, 2018

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Marquette has been selected as the number two seed in the NIT. They will host No. 7 Harvard at home in Milwaukee at the Al McGuire Center on Wednesday, March 14 at 6 p.m.

If Marquette wins they would play either Oregon or Rider in Milwaukee. If they win that then they could play Notre Dame if they also advance.

Tickets go on sale to season ticket members at 9 a.m. on Monday until 4 p.m. After 4 p.m. tickets are available to the general public. 

Tickets can be purchased here.

This is the 16th time Marquette has been to the NIT and the first since 2005. In 1970 Marquette won the NIT with head coach Al McGuire. 

Marquette hasn't played a regular season game at the Al McGuire center since 2014. They played UW-Milwaukee in an exhibition game there for hurricane relief this past October.


Posted: 5:15 p.m. March 11, 2018

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- For the first time in 20 years the state of Wisconsin will not have a team in the NCAA Tournament. Marquette (19-13, 9-9) narrowly missed out of the field of 68 teams and will likely find a spot in the NIT.

The Golden Eagles made a late run at the tournament winning five of their final seven games but losses against DePaul and St. John’s hurt their chances. 

The last four teams in the field were Arizona St., St. Bonaventure, Syracuse and UCLA while Baylor, Notre Dame, Saint Mary's and USC were the first four out. 

Wisconsin (15-18, 7-11), Milwaukee (16-17, 8-10) and Green Bay (13-20, 7-11) were left out of the NCAA field after disappointing seasons.

The NIT selection show is scheduled for 7:30.

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