On a day dominated by the NCAA selection show, it is easy to forget that the NIT gets picked shortly afterword. Most teams are probably disappointed to be in the NIT -- it will never be mistaken for the NCAA tournament. Vermont has to feel fortunate that it is playing in any postseason tournament after being picked to finish fifth in America East.
Anyways, Vermont drew a 7 seed in the NIT and got matched up with 2nd seeded Cleveland State. The game will be "broadcast" on ESPN3.com, formerly ESPN360. The reason I have "broadcast" in quotes is because I don't get ESPN3 and I know very few people who do. Regardless, I'll be trying hard to watch the game instead of the alluring First Four that will be shown on TruTV at the same time.
Congratulations to Boston University for getting an invitation to get absolutely shellacked by Kansas on national television. It could have happened to anyone from America East, boys.