NIT: Five things about the Terriers
— Boston earned an automatic bid into the NIT by winning the Patriot League regular season title. The Terriers (24-10) lost in the conference tournament championship game to American.
— The Terriers enter the NIT with an RPI of 86. Their best win this season was an 83-77 triumph against future Big Ten member Maryland on the road Dec. 21.
— Boston’s top players are sophomore guard Maurice Watson and senior guard D.J. Irving. Watson was a first-team All-Patriot League selection after averaging 13.5 points and 6.9 assists. Irving (12.2 ppg) was a second-team pick.
— The Terriers are making their first NIT appearance since 2005, when they lost 64-34 to Georgetown in a first-round game. The last NCAA appearance was a 72-53 loss to Kansas in the round of 64 in 2011 under current Penn State coach Patrick Chambers.
— Boston plays its home games at Agganis Arena, a 7,200-seat venue that is also the home of the Terriers’ men’s and women’s hockey programs. It was built in 2005.