The Rockets are the No. 6 seed in their region, while the Musketeers are the No. 3 seed. The winner of the Toledo-Xavier contest will face the winner of Tuesday's game pitting No. 2 seed Texas (16-16) and No. 7 seed South Dakota State (24-8) on a date to be determined.
Toledo is making its ninth NIT appearance in school history with its last appearance coming in 2014.
The Rockets' 25 victories this season are second most in school history and their 48 victories over last two seasons are UT's most ever in a two-year period. Toledo has registered 13-5 MAC records in each of the last two years and its 68 MAC victories over last six seasons rank second in league.