The United States Conference and the University of North Texas will serve as the host of the 83rd NIT, and the specific venues for each round are being finalized. The game will be played at the Comerica Center in Frisco, Texas and the UNT Stadium on the North Texas campus in Denton, Texas. The first round of the competition will be held from March 1
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The NIT Committee plans to announce the 2021 NIT team and pairings on ESPNU at 8:30 PM Eastern Time on March 14th (Sunday). Due to the reduction in the number of participating teams, all 16 teams will be selected as general participants, and there will be no automatic qualification matches for NIT.
NIT began in 1938 and is the oldest playoff game in the United States. In 2019, Texas won the NIT title. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 tournament was cancelled.