Jonesboro (ASU) – The Arkansas State men's basketball team will stay within the region for their consolation round games of the 2010 Dick's Sporting Goods NIT Season Tipoff as they travel to Springfield, Mo. to face Pacific and Pepperdine Monday and Tuesday.
Pacific and Pepperdine both came out of the west region of the tournament.
Pacific beat Nevada in opening round action of the NIT Season Tip-Off (64-53) but lost to UCLA 57-44 in the second round. Pacific is 2-1 on the season after beating UTEP in its season opener, 66-61 in El Paso, Texas.
Pepperdine fell to UCLA 79-69 in the opening round of the tournament but bounced back to beat Nevada 76-75 in the second round. The Waves are 1-2 on the season dropping their opener 83-81 at Portland State.