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UMass men’s basketball is headed back to the NIT

A spirited run in the Atlantic 10 tournament wasn’t enough to sway the NCAA Tournament committee in their decision to leave the University of Massachusetts out of the field of 68 teams Sunday.

The Minutemen instead are headed back to the 32-team National Invitation Tournament, where they lost in the semifinals last March. As the No. 2 seed in the Virginia bracket, UMass hosts America East regular-season champion Stony Brook on Wednesday night.

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