(WVUE) - Three Louisiana teams are among the 32 who will participate in the 2018 Men's NIT Basketball Tournament. In the first round, LSU will face Sun Belt Regular Season Champions UL-Lafayette. Southland Conference Champion Southeastern Louisiana will travel to California to face St. Mary's.
The Lions and the Gaels will tip-off Tuesday at 9 p.m. in California. The Tigers and Cajuns will get underway Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Baton Rouge.
The tournament will run through March 29. The semifinals and finals will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City.