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Full NIT Tournament 2012 Bracket: Savannah State Draws Tennessee

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The 2012 National Invitational Tournament bracket is upon us, featuring an appearance by the Savannah St. Tigers. Even though they're a bottom-seeded team in the NIT, they're still the highest-ranking Georgia team in any national tournament, with their automatic appearance coming by virtue of their regular season MEAC championship. Savannah State gets the No. 1 seed Tennessee Volunteers Tuesday night.

The title round of the 75th NIT is set as usual for New York City, this time from March 27 to March 29. Round 1 begins March 13.

Here's the complete 2012 NIT bracket. For individual game TV times and schedules, head to Every higher-seeded team but Dayton will host its opening round game -- the Flyers lose their home arena to the NCAA Tournament's play-in thing.

Top Left Bracket

No. 1 Washington vs. No. 8 UT-Arlington

No. 4 Northwestern vs. No. 5 Akron

No. 3 Oregon vs. No. 6 LSU

No. 2 Dayton vs. No. 7 Iowa

Bottom Left Bracket

No. 1 Tennessee vs. No. 8 Savannah State

No. 4 Middle Tennessee vs. No. 5 Marshall

No. 3 La Salle vs. No. 6 Minnesota

No. 2 Miami vs. No. 7 Valparaiso

Top Right Bracket

No. 1 Seton Hall vs. No. 8 Stony Brook

No. 4 Mississippi State vs. No. 5 UMass

No. 3 Drexel vs. No. 6 Central Florida

No. 2 Saint Joseph's vs. No. 7 UNI

Bottom Right Bracket

No. 1 Arizona vs. No. 8 Bucknell

No. 4 Oral Roberts vs. No. 5 Nevada

No. 3 Stanford vs. No. 6 Cleveland State

No. 2 Ole Miss vs. No. 7 Illinois State

For full March Madness, visit SB Nation's NCAA Tournament coverage.

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.