2015 National Invitation Tournament
The 2015 National Invitation Tournament was a single-elimination tournament of 32 NCAA Division I teams that were not selected to participate in the 2015 NCAA Tournament. The annual tournament is being played on campus sites for the first three rounds, with the Final Four and Championship game being held at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The tournament began on Tuesday, March 17 and ended on Thursday, April 2. On February 6, the NCAA announced the 2015 NIT will use a 30-second shot clock (same as its WNIT counterpart) and a 4-foot (1.22 m) restricted-area arc as experimental rules for the 2015 tournament. On March 4, the NCAA announced teams that are marked as the first four teams left out of the 2015 NCAA tournament field will be the top-seeded teams in the 2015 NIT.
|Finals site||Madison Square Garden|
New York City
|Champions||Stanford Cardinal (3rd title)|
|Runner-up||Miami Hurricanes (1st title game)|
|Winning coach||Johnny Dawkins (2nd title)|
|MVP||Chasson Randle (Stanford)|
6,600 (Title game)
The following teams earned automatic berths into the 2015 NIT field by virtue of having won their respective conference's regular season championship but failed to win their conference tournaments or receive an at-large NCAA bid.
|Big South||Charleston Southern||2nd||2013|
|Big West||UC Davis||1st||–|
|Colonial||William & Mary||3rd||2010|
|MEAC||North Carolina Central||1st||–|
|Northeast||St. Francis Brooklyn||4th||1963|
|Ohio Valley||Murray State||8th||2011|
|Summit||South Dakota State||1st||–|
|March 17||7:00 pm||#5 George Washington at #4 Pittsburgh||ESPN||60–54||3,049|
|7:00 pm||#7 N.C. Central at #2 Miami (FL)||ESPN2||71–75||1,612|
|7:00 pm||#6 Iona at #3 Rhode Island||ESPNU||75–88||2,638|
|7:30 pm||#6 Central Michigan at #3 Louisiana Tech||ESPN3||79–89||6,904|
|8:15 pm||#7 William & Mary at #2 Tulsa||ESPN3||67–70||2,547|
|9:00 pm||#6 UTEP at #3 Murray State||ESPN2||66–81||3,376|
|9:00 pm||#7 Montana at #2 Texas A&M||ESPNU||64–81||2,583|
|9:00 pm||#3 Illinois at #6 Alabama||ESPN||58–79||2,348|
|11:00 pm||#7 UC Davis at #2 Stanford||ESPN2||64–77||1,436|
|March 18||7:00 pm||#8 Bucknell at #1 Temple||ESPN3||67–73||3,882|
|7:00 pm||#5 Arizona State at #4 UConn||ESPN2||68–61||6,045|
|7:15 pm||#8 Charleston Southern at #1 Old Dominion||ESPN3||56–65||4,736|
|7:30 pm||#8 St. Francis Brooklyn at #1 Richmond||ESPN3||74–84||3,624|
|8:00 pm||#5 Green Bay at #4 Illinois State||ESPNU||56–69||4,942|
|9:00 pm||#5 Vanderbilt at #4 Saint Mary's||ESPN2||75–64||1,322|
|10:00 pm||#8 South Dakota State at #1 Colorado State||ESPNU||86–76||3,391|
|March 20||9:30 pm||#8 South Dakota State at #5 Vanderbilt||ESPNU||77–92||5,605|
|March 21||11:00 am||#6 Alabama @ #2 Miami (FL)||ESPN||66–73||1,979|
|March 22||11:00 am||#5 George Washington @ #1 Temple||ESPN||77–90||3,404|
|7:30 pm||#5 Arizona State @ #1 Richmond||ESPNU||70–76||4,507|
|9:30 pm||#3 Rhode Island @ #2 Stanford||ESPNU||65–74||1,235|
|March 23||7:00 pm||#3 Louisiana Tech @ #2 Texas A&M||ESPN||84–72||3,859|
|8:00 pm||#4 Illinois State @ #1 Old Dominion||ESPNU||49–50||5,923|
|9:00 pm||#3 Murray State @ #2 Tulsa||ESPN||83–62||3,440|
|March 24||7:00 pm||#2 Miami (FL) @ #1 Richmond||ESPN||63–61||6,126|
|9:00 pm||#5 Vanderbilt @ #2 Stanford||ESPN||75–78||1,546|
|March 25||9:00 pm||#3 Louisiana Tech @ #1 Temple||ESPN2||59–77||3,906|
|7:00 pm||#3 Murray State @ #1 Old Dominion||ESPN2||69–72||8,161|
|March 31||7:00 pm||#1Temple vs. #2 Miami (FL)||ESPN||57–60||7,185|
|9:00 pm||#2 Stanford vs. #1 Old Dominion||ESPN||67–60|
|April 2||9:00 pm||#2 Stanford vs. #2 Miami (FL)||ESPN||66–64 (OT)||6,600|
*Game times in Eastern Time. #Rankings denote tournament seeding.
The following teams were listed as the "First Four Out" of the NCAA Tournament and received #1 seeds: Old Dominion, Richmond, Temple, Colorado State.
|7||William & Mary||67|
|8||St. Francis Brooklyn||74|
|7||North Carolina Central||71|
#3 Illinois played at #6 Alabama due to State Farm Center renovations.
|8||South Dakota State||86|
|8||South Dakota State||77|
* Denotes overtime period
ESPN, Inc. has exclusive television rights to all NIT games. It will telecast every game across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3. Since 2011, Westwood One has held exclusive radio rights to the semifinals and championship. In 2015, Dave Ryan and Kelly Tripucka will call these games for Westwood One.
- 2015 Women's National Invitation Tournament
- 2015 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament
- 2015 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament
- 2015 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament
- 2015 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament
- 2015 NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Tournament
- 2015 NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament
- 2015 NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament
- 2015 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament
- 2015 NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament
- 2015 NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Tournament
- 2015 College Basketball Invitational
- 2015 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament
- "Experimental rules to be used during 2015 NIT include 30-second shot clock". NCAA.com. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
- "'First four out' of NCAA tournament to highlight NIT field of 32 as top seeds". NCAA.com. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
- "Men's College Basketball: Exclusive Coverage of Every NIT Game Begins Tuesday". ESPN Media Zone. March 16, 2015. Retrieved March 16, 2015.