Tournament Seeding Efficiency and Home Court Advantage: College Basketball’s National Invitation Tournament

  •  Jeremy Phillips    
  •  Steven B. Caudill    
  •  Franklin Mixon    


The relationship between seeding and outcomes in the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament has been explored by a number of relatively recent studies. However, there has been very little published research on the Men’s Postseason National Invitation Tournament, which, unlike contests in the former tournament, are typically played on a home court basis. As such, the relationship between seeding and expected outcomes may differ between the two events. Results from linear probability and probit models presented here indicate that, although the intercept is higher as expected, the marginal effect of a 1-unit seeding differential in an NCAA Tournament contest is only about 60-75 percent of its NIT contest counterpart.

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