MEN'S BASKETBALL TO OPEN AT NORTH CAROLINA IN NIT

June 21, 2002

The Penn State Nittany Lion basketball team will trek to Chapel Hill, N.C., to battle the North Carolina Tar Heels in the first round of the 2002 Pre-Season National Invitation Tournament (NIT). The game, which will be broadcast nationally by ESPN2, will tip at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18. This will mark Penn State's first appearance in the prestigious tournament. The winner of the Penn State/North Carolina game will battle the winner of the match-up between Columbia and Rutgers. The second rounds will occur on Nov. 20, 21, or 22, with the winner of the second round game advancing to the national semifinals and finals in Madison Square Garden. The final rounds take place on Nov. 27 and Nov. 29. For more on this story, go to

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