03-09-12 06:54 PM - Post#125173 In response to Bison137
In the NIT, there are 8 seeds per region, therefore a team needs to be one of the top four seeds in any one of those regions to host. If you check out last year's bracket, you'll get a sense of the caliber of the 1- through 4-seeds. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_National_In vitat...
Note, however, that #8 seed McNeese State and #6 seed College of Charletson both hosted first round games last year - presumably because their opponents' arenas were unavailable. BU has offered to host a first round game, so maybe we'll get lucky and draw an opponent who has to play on the road.
So after quickly looking over the NIT projections and the tournament sites it looks like Bucknell would get a home game if they drew Dayton(projected #2 seed, host of games March 13 and 14) but not Oregon(projected #1 seed, host of games March 15 and 17) because the NIT First Round is earlier in the week and Oregon's host site is the Rose Garden and not the Ducks home court(Matthew Knight Arena). Am I right?