March Madness Continues…

March Madness is all about the NCAA tournament. But don’t forget about the N.I.T. The National Invitational Tournament has become sort of a consolation prize for major teams that did not make it into the NCAA tournament.
The N.I.T. chooses the best 32 teams that did not make it in to “the big dance”. They are down to their final four (lower case) in Madison Square Garden tonight:

Tuesday, March 31
N.I.T. Semi-Finals

7pm: Baylor vs. San Diego St.
9pm: Notre Dame vs. Penn St.

Thursday, April 2
N.I.T. Finals

7pm: The winners play for the N.I.T. Championship

at:
Madison Square Garden
Seventh Ave. & W. 32nd St.
New York, NY
Get tickets via StubHub.com

Here are some Pre & Post game options near Madison Square Garden:

Stout
133 W. 33rd St.
(bet. Sixth & Seventh Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 629-6191
StoutNYC.com
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Tracks Raw Bar & Grill
Penn Station
LIRR level
New York, NY
(212) 244-6350
TracksBarGrill.com
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Fat Annie’s Truck Stop
131 W. 33rd St.
(bet. Sixth & Seventh Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 695-1122
FatAnniesTruckStop.com

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Walter’s Bar
389 Eighth Ave.
(between 29th & 30th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 502-4023
WaltersBar.com

If you don’t have tickets, and would prefer to watch it at a NY Sports Bar, here is a suggestion…


Tuesday, March 31

N.I.T. Game Watch Party

7pm: Baylor vs. San Diego St.
9pm: Notre Dame vs. Penn St.

$1 Bud/Bud Light mugs All Night Long
at:
Third & Long
523 Third Ave. (35th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 447-5711
ThirdandLongNYC.com

NCAA Championship: The Final Four

Saturday, April 4, 2009
6:07pm Michigan St. #2 vs. Connecticut #1
8:47pm Villanova #3 vs. North Carolina #1

Monday, April 6, 2009
The winners play for the national championship.

Watch the action at your favorite NYC Sports bar.

Check out MurphGuide’s special March Madness page for March Madness specials:
MurphGuide.com/marchmadness

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