NIT Championship Pregame Notes

Laura Owens

NEW YORK CITY | The Alabama men’s basketball team will take on the Wichita State Shockers in Madison Square Garden for the NIT Championship Thursday night.

This is the Crimson Tide’s second appearance in the championship game. Alabama has never won the NIT championship. Its last appearance was in 2001 where the team fell to Tulsa.

All-SEC first team selection JaMychal Green is averaging 15.6 points and 7.6 rebounds per game on 50.4 percent shooting this season. In Tuesday’s win against Colorado, Green scored 22 points in 26 minutes before fouling out.

The game is set for 6 p.m. with coverage on ESPN2.