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2011 NIT Championship: Boston College Hosts Northwestern Saturday Morning

The first round of the 2011 NIT Championship concluded Wednesday night with the final seven games of the opening round of the NCAA Tournament's little brother. The two No. 1 seeds advanced easily: Virginia Tech rolled through Bethune-Cookman, 79-54, and Colorado -- another bubble team -- downed Texas Southern, 88-74. 

Other winners Wednesday night included Wichita State, Miami, Northwestern, California and Washington State. 

The second of the NIT is set to take place over a four-day span, Mar. 18-21, at the college campuses. No. 1 seed Boston College hosts Northwestern Saturday morning, Mar. 19, at 11 a.m. EDT. The quarterfinals are set for Mar. 22-23.

The complete second round schedule for the 2011 NIT Championship:


March 18 California at Colorado 9:30 p.m. ESPNU

March 19 Northwestern at Boston College 11 a.m. ESPN

March 19 College of Charleston at Cleveland State 2 p.m. ESPNU

March 20 Wichita State at Virginia Tech 11 a.m. ESPN

March 20 Kent State at Fairfield 12:30 p.m. ESPNU

March 21 Missouri State at Miami (Fla.) 7 p.m. ESPN

March 21 New Mexico at Alabama 9 p.m. ESPN

March 21 Oklahoma State at Washington State 11:30 p.m. ESPN2