MORE: NIT to experiment with new rulesWhen is the NIT 2019?The first three rounds of the NIT will be played on the campuses of the higher seed, starting March 19. Madison Square Garden hosts the semifinals and championship game in New York City.A full breakdown of the 2019 NIT tournament schedule with dates and locations for each round is listed below.2019 NIT schedule RoundSiteDatesFirst RoundHigher seed’s campusMarch 19-20Second RoundHigher seed’s campusMarch 21-25QuarterfinalsHigher seed’s campusMarch 26-27SemifinalsNew York CityApril 2ChampionshipNew York CityApril 4Upper left NIT bracketNo. 1 UNC Greensboro vs. No. 8 CampbellNo. 4 Davidson vs. No. 5 LipscombNo. 3 Georgetown vs. No. 6 HarvardNo. 2 N.C. State vs. No. 7 HofstraLower left NIT bracketNo. 1 Indiana vs. No. 8 St. FrancisNo. 4 Providence vs. No. 5 ArkansasNo. 3 Furman vs. No. 6 Wichita StateNo. 2 Clemson vs. No. 7 Wright StateUpper right NIT bracketNo. 1 Alabama vs. No. 8 Norfolk StateNo. 4 Colorado vs. No. 5 DaytonNo. 3 Xavier vs. No. 6 ToledoNo. 2 Texas vs. No. 7 South Dakota StateLower right NIT bracketNo. 1 TCU vs. No. 8 Sam Houston StateNo. 4 Nebraska vs. No. 5 ButlerNo. 3 Memphis vs. No. 6 San DiegoNo. 2 Creighton vs. No. 7 Loyola-Chicago While the NCAA Tournament gets most of the attention, and deservedly so, the National Invitation Tournament also can be considered part of March Madness.The NIT, which runs March 19-April 4, serves as a consolation bracket for teams not invited to the Big Dance and is never short on competitive basketball. The field mixes Power 5 schools on the wrong side of the bubble with mid-major regular season champions who couldn’t pull off a conference tournament victory. MORE MARCH MADNESS:Bubble team tracker | List of automatic bidsThe full 32-team field will be revealed during the NIT selection show, held on Selection Sunday.Here’s everything to know about the NIT selection process, including a full schedule and how to watch games live on TV and stream online.When is the NIT selection show 2019?NIT bracket selection will take place March 17. The “NIT Selection Special” is scheduled to air live on ESPNU at approximately 8:30 p.m. ET following the NCAA Tournament bracket reveal on Selection Sunday, which ais broadcast on CBS. NIT selection show TV channel, live streamThe 2019 NIT selection show will be broadcast nationally on ESPNU. You can watch a live stream of the selection show online with the WatchESPN app, available here.