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Louisville Will Host Northern Kentucky In The First Round Of The NIT

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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

Nick Coffey

Nick Coffey is the creator and lead publisher for TheCardinalConnect.com. Along with covering Louisville basketball, football and recruiting, Nick also hosts The Red Zone weekdays from noon – 3:00 PM on Cards Radio 790 KRD.

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