The National Invitation Tournament (NIT) announced on Monday that it is cutting its field in half and holding the entire tournament in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex area in 2021. The 32-team NIT is typically held on campus sites until the semifinals round but will instead be held at the Comerica Center in Frisco, Texas, and at the UNT Coliseum on North Texas' campus in Denton, Texas.

CBS Sports' Matt Norlander reported last week that the field would be shrunk to 16 and likely moved to the Dallas area.

The NCAA said the decision to host the tournament in one geographic location was made with the goal of hosting a healthy event for all participants amid the pandemic, which tracks with the organization's decision to host the NCAA Tournament this year in Indianapolis.