The 2017 NIT bracket was released Sunday evening. The Iowa Hawkeyes received a top seed and will play South Dakota. The game will be played this Wednesday, March 15th. You can see all the action on ESPN 2, starting at 6:00 p.m.

I know most of us, including myself, were hoping Iowa would make it to the "Big Dance." Unfortunately, it just wasn't meant to be. If they could have gotten past Indiana, I think it would have been enough to for the Hawks to punch their ticket.

There is an upside to playing in the NIT. If the Iowa can continue to win, the next three games will be played at home. The NIT can be fun, let's just hope for a deep run. This is a young team with a lot of heart. I hope to make it to the game on Wednesday, tickets are on-sale now. GO HAWKS!