The Texas Southern basketball team will play at Valparaiso tonight in the first round of the 2016 National Invitation Tournament (NIT).

The contest can be seen live on ESPN3 at 8:15 p.m (CT).

The Crusaders enter the NIT at 26-6 overall and 16-2 in Horizon League play, capturing the league regular season crown by three games.

Texas Southern owns an 18-14 overall record and also went 16-2 in conference action, winning the SWAC regular season crown by three games as well. Like Valpo, the Tigers fell in the semifinals of their conference tournament.

The winner of the Valpo-Texas Southern game will face the winner of the Florida State-Davidson first-round game.

Dates, times and sites for games in the second round and quarterfinals will be available as the tournament progresses.

The semifinals will be held March 29 and the championship game March 31 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Courtesy: TSU Athletics

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