Toledo men’s basketball team to play Xavier in NIT March 20

March 18, 2019 | Athletics, Events, News, Alumni
By Steve Easton



The University of Toledo men’s basketball team has qualified for post-season play with its selection to the National Invitation Tournament. The Rockets (25-7, 13-5 Mid-American Conference) will travel to Cincinnati to face Xavier University (18-15, 9-9 Big East) in the Cintas Center Wednesday, March 20, at 7 p.m.

The game will be available for viewing on ESPN3 and will be broadcast on the Rocket Radio Network which includes WSPD-AM 1370 in Toledo.

Ticket information for the game will be available Monday morning on the Toledo Rockets’ website.

The Rockets are the No. 6 seed in their region, while the Musketeers are the No. 3 seed. The winner of the Toledo-Xavier contest will face the winner of Tuesday’s game pitting No. 2 seed Texas (16-16) and No. 7 seed South Dakota State (24-8) on a date to be determined.

Toledo is making its ninth NIT appearance in school history with its last appearance coming in 2014.

The Rockets’ 25 victories this season are second most in school history, and their 48 victories over last two seasons are UT’s most ever in a two-year period. Toledo has registered 13-5 MAC records in each of the last two years, and its 68 MAC victories over last six seasons rank second in league.