Two #6 seeds picked up upsets over #3 seeds on Wednesday night in the first round of the NIT (2-0 in the NIT Bracket Challenge baby!). Is the #3/#6 game akin to the #5/#12 games of the NCAA Tournament? It appears so!
URI beat #3 Niagra 68-62 thanks to Kahiem Seawright’s 20 2nd half points (23 overall), and Jimmy Baron, who scored 20 points overall — including 6 big foul shots in the final 40 seconds.
(AP Photo/Don Heupel)
#6 Davidson also won, defeating #3 South Carolina 70-63. Some guy named Stephen Curry led all scorers with 32 points (9-19 shooting, 5-9 from downtown). Apparently this guy is a postseason MACHINE, no matter what the tournament is.
If St. Mary’s can beat Washington State (11PM ESPN2), we will get a Patty Mills vs. Steph Curry game! Who said the NIT was lame!?!