Roughly two and a half hours after learning that David Padgett and the Louisville Cardinals didn’t make the 2018 NCAA Tournament, we’ve since learned they’ve been given a No. 2 seed in the NIT.

The Cards will host the Northern Kentucky Norse, the No. 7 seed in the lower left bracket. The winner will take on the winner of Middle Tennessee State and Vermont.

Northern Kentucky finished the season 22-9 overall and 15-3 in the Horizon League. They were the top seed in the league’s tournament, but were upset by Cleveland State in their first game.

NIT Bracket

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