Though it won’t be in the Big Dance, the Cowboys will have a chance to host multiple home games in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT). As a 2-seed in the tournament, they’ll face 7-seed Florida Gulf Coast in the first round. The winner of that game will face the winner of BYU/Stanford.
Florida Gulf Coast might be a familiar name for college basketball fans. The Eagles went all the way to the Sweet Sixteen in 2013 as a 15-seed. They were the first 2-seed to ever advance to the Sweet Sixteen at the time.
FGCU was the 1-seed in their conference tournament, but were bounced by Lipscomb in the championship game. They went 23-11 on the season, and should be an intriguing matchup for this tournament. Again, while it’s not the Big Dance, a chance to play a talented FGCU team, and possibly host multiple games in the NIT, is a cool opportunity for this group.
The Cowboys and Eagles will tip off at 8 P.M. on Tuesday night in Stillwater. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2.