Penn State and Temple play in the 2018 NIT on Wednesday, March 14. The Nittany Lions enter the tournament as a 4 seed and Temple is a 5 seed out of the American Athletic Conference. Find game information, including the time, TV channel and online streaming information for the first-round game below.
2018 NIT Tournament: Penn State-Temple score, live updates
2018 NIT Tournament: Penn State-Temple date, time
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Date: Wednesday, March 14
Location: Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pa.
NIT Tournament info: First round
What TV channel is Penn State-Temple on?
The game will air on ESPNU.
How can I watch Penn State-Temple online?
The game will be streaming on on the March Madness Live app.
Penn State NIT Tournament outlook
Penn State came up just short of a miracle Big Ten Tournament run, falling to Purdue in the tournament semifinals. It was a loss that likely cost the Nittany Lions a chance at the NCAA Tournament. But Penn State’s early-season struggled probably played a factor, too, according to Landof10’s Tyler Donohue:
Plenty of people will point toward Penn State’s three-game losing streak in late February as the deciding factor. However, midseason inconsistency put the program in a hole. After starting 10-3, the Nittany Lions failed to win consecutive games between Dec. 19 and Jan. 27.
2018 NIT: Schedule, TV channels
Tuesday, March 13
- No. 1 Baylor vs. No. 8 Wagner | 7 p.m. ET | ESPN2
- No. 2 Louisville vs. No. 7 Northern Kentucky | 7 p.m. | ESPN
- No. 3 Middle Tennessee vs. No. 6 Vermont | 8 p.m. | ESPNU
- No. 4 Western Kentucky vs. No. 5 Boston College | 8 p.m. | ESPN3
- No. 2 Oklahoma State vs. No. 7 Florida Gulf Coast | 9 p.m. | ESPN2
- No. 1 Notre Dame vs. No. 8 Hampton | 9 p.m. | ESPN
- No. 1 Saint Mary’s vs. No. 8 SE Louisiana | 10 p.m. | ESPNU
- No. 3 Oregon vs. No. 6 Rider | 10 p.m. | ESPN3
- No. 1 USC vs. No. 8 UNC Asheville | 11 p.m. | ESPN2
Wednesday, March 14
- No. 3 LSU vs. No. 6 Lousiana | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
- No. 2 Marquette vs. No. 7 Harvard | 7 p.m. | ESPN2
- No. 4 Penn State vs. No. 5 Temple | 8 p.m. | ESPNU
- No. 4 Mississippi State vs. No. 5 Nebraska | 9 p.m. | ESPN2
- No. 2 Utah vs. No. 7 UC Davis | 9 p.m. | ESPN3
- No. 3 Stanford vs. No. 6 BYU | 10 p.m. | ESPNU
- No. 5 Washington vs. No. 4 Boise State | 10 p.m. | ESPN3
The first three rounds of the NIT are played at campus sites at the higher-seeded team. The semifinals and championship will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
- First Round: Tuesday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 14
- Second Round: Thursday, March 15 through Monday, March 19
- Quarterfinals: Tuesday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 21
- Semifinals: Tuesday, March 27
- Championship: Thursday, March 29
NIT 2018: Seeds, teams
- No. 1: Baylor, Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s, USC
- No. 2: Louisville, Marquette, Oklahoma State, Utah
- No. 3: LSU, Middle Tennessee, Oregon, Stanford
- No. 4: Boise State, Mississippi State, Penn State, Western Kentucky
- No. 5: Boston College, Nebraska, Temple, Washington
- No. 6: BYU, Louisiana, Rider, Vermont
- No. 7: Florida Gulf Coast, Harvard, Northern Kentucky, UC Davis
- No. 8: Hampton, SE Louisiana, UNC Asheville, Wagner