Virginia overcame a sloppy offensive performance to beat Norfolk State 67-56 in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday night.
Maryland and Virginia were passed over by the NCAA tournament selection committee on Sunday, but both will host games in the opening-round of the NIT.
For the 2nd straight year NC State knocked Virginia out of the ACC Tournament in the quarterfinals. But unlike last season's three point nail-biter, this year's contest wasn't close.
The University of Virginia and North Carolina State have taken very different roads to meet today in the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament.