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How to watch the 2021 NIT via live online stream

The 2021 version of the NIT have a different format, but every game will be on the ESPN family of networks and will be available to be streamed.

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The 2021 NIT is set to get started with a pair of games on Wednesday, March 17th and is scheduled to run through the title game as well as a third-place game on Sunday, March 28th. All the action will be featured on ESPN or ESPN2, and every game can be streamed via the WatchESPN app.

The four No. 1 seeds went to the Colorado State Rams, Memphis Tigers, Ole Miss Rebels and Saint Louis Billikens. Heading into the tournament, there is a three-way tie at the top in DraftKings Sportsbook title odds at +550 with Ole Miss, Memphis and Saint Louis.

This year’s field has been cut from 32 teams down to 16, and every game will be held in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Game schedule

Wednesday, March 17

7 p.m. — Toledo vs. Richmond — ESPN2
9 p.m. — Western Kentucky vs. Saint Mary’s — ESPN2

Thursday, March 18

7 p.m. — NC State vs. Davidson — ESPN
9 p.m. — SMU vs. Boise State — ESPN

Friday, March 19

7 p.m. — Buffalo vs. Colorado state — ESPN2
9 p.m. — Louisiana Tech vs. Ole Miss — ESPN2

Saturday, March 20

7 p.m. — Dayton vs. Memphis — ESPN
9 p.m. — Mississippi State vs. Saint Louis — ESPN

Thursday, March 25

6 p.m. — Quarterfinal #1 — ESPN2
7 p.m. — Quarterfinal #2 — ESPN
9 p.m. — Quarterfinal #3 — ESPN
10 p.m. — Quarterfinal #4 — ESPN2

Saturday, March 27

Noon — Semifinal #1 — ESPN
3 p.m. — Semifinal #2 — ESPN

Sunday, March 28

Noon — Championship — ESPN
3 p.m. — Third Place Game — ESPN