Tech going to the Little Dance

Texas Tech needed to win the Big 12 tournament in shocking fashion if it was going to get into the NCAA tournament. That didn't happen, of course, as the Red Raiders were knocked out in the second round by eventual champion Kansas.

But Tech's first-round win against Colorado may have pushed it over the top for an NIT bid. The Raiders (17-15) are seeded fifth and will open at fourth-seeded Seton Hall (19-12), which tied for ninth in the brutal Big East. The game will be Tuesday at 8 p.m. (CT) and be televised on ESPN2.

Here's the NIT bracket.