2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
30-7, 1st in Horizon
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14dJohn Gasaway

Projecting next season's best mid-major teams

Several power programs will be impacted by NBA draft decisions, but mid-major teams' outlooks are easiest to peg. Which squads will be the strongest in 2016-17?

Golic: Drew taking Vandy job 'the norm' (0:53)

Vanderbilt eyes Drew as next coach

Vanderbilt has targeted Valparaiso's Bryce Drew and the two sides are moving towards an agreement, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman and multiple reports. The Crusaders are 124-49 in Drew's five years as coach. He would replace Kevin Stallings, who left last week to take the head job at Pittsburgh.

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50dJeff Goodman

Sources: Vandy in pursuit of Valpo coach Drew

Sources told ESPN that Vanderbilt is seeking a deal with Valparaiso coach Bryce Drew, who has been the head coach of the Crusaders for the past five seasons with a 124-49 record.

George Washington wins first NIT title (1:13)
GW Players Cut Down the Nets after NIT Championship (1:29)

GW rides second-half surge to first NIT title

George Washington won its first National Invitation Tournament championship, getting 18 points from Kevin Larsen and pulling away in the second half to beat Valparaiso 76-60 on Thursday night.

2016 National Invitation Tournament Trophy presented to the GWU Colonials (0:39)
George Washington v Valparaiso NIT Champiosnhip Postgame Breakdown (1:38)
Postgame Interview with GWU Senior Patricio Garino on being able to win the first postseason championship in GWU history (1:05)
George Washington Coach Mike Lonergan Postgame Interview (1:22)

George Washington wins NIT Championship

With a 76-60 win over 1-seed Valparaiso, the Colonials finished their season with a school-record 28 wins and their first postseason tournament title. Kevin Larsen led George Washington with 18 points. Box score


Valpo needs comeback in NIT championship

E. Victor Nickerson's dunk put a dent in George Washington's lead, but the Crusaders still trail by double digits late in the game on ESPN.


Colonials open up double-digit lead

A deep 3-pointer from Matt Hart gave George Washington its largest lead of the NIT Championship. (Live on ESPN)


Colonials start second half on 7-2 run

Patricio Garino's 3 gave him 11 points in the game and put George Washington up by six in the NIT Championship. (Live on ESPN)

Halftime interview with Valparaiso Head Coach Bryce Drew on point guard Keith Carter's status (0:23)

Drop-off pass for the dunk

Darien Walker served up a delightful dish and Vashil Fernandez dropped it through the hoop. The NIT championship is live on ESPN.

ESPN Stats & Info

NIT title game: George Washington-Valpo

Valparaiso has already set a school record for wins in a season (30), while George Washington tied its single-season record (27). Both schools are appearing in their first NIT title game. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

ESPN Stats & Info

NIT can be springboard for next season

Since the NCAA tournament expanded in 1985, 56 percent of NIT champions have made the NCAA tournament in the following season.

Valparaiso advances to NIT final (0:38)

Team Stats

Points Per Game71.4
Rebounds Per Game37.6
Assists Per Game16.4
Points Allowed66.427th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record2-9
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances9