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2016 NIT Bracket: South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, and Alabama Are In

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The conference ended up with four teams in the NIT.

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The SEC has four teams in the 2016 NIT bracket: the South Carolina Gamecocks, Florida Gators, Georgia Bulldogs, and Alabama Crimson Tide. The LSU Tigers likely would have gotten a bid had they not decided not to play in a postseason tournament.

South Carolina earned a 1-seed after surprisingly being left out of the NCAA Tournament. The Gamecocks will host High Point tomorrow, and with a win, they'll play the winner of 4-seed Georgia Tech and 5-seed Houston.

Florida is a 2-seed, and its first opponent is 7-seed North Florida tomorrow. The game will be in Jacksonville rather than Gainesville, though, as renovations on the O'Connell Center have already begun. If the Gators win, they'll get to play the victor between 3-seed Ohio State and 6-seed Akron.

Georgia earned a 3-seed in the field and will host 6-seed Belmont on Wednesday. With a win, it'll either travel out west to play 2-seed St. Mary's or bring 7-seed New Mexico State to Athens.

Finally, Alabama is a 5-seed in the NIT. The Tide will head out to play 4-seed Creighton tomorrow, and if it emerges victorious, it'll travel to play 1-seed St. Bonaventure or host Wagner.

The four teams are each in different quadrants of the bracket. South Carolina and Florida are in one half, while Georgia and Alabama are in the other. One team from those pairs can't face off with the other inside the pair until the semifinals, and then they couldn't play someone from the other pair until the final. the quarterfinals and on are in Madison Square Garden.