The 2012 NIT Tournament will hold its second round over the next couple of days. The No. 1 seed Washington Huskies were the first team to advance to the third round by blowing out the Northwestern Wildcats on Friday. On Saturday, another team advanced, as fellow No. 1 seeds the Seton Hall Pirates were stunned and eliminated by No. 5 seed Massachusetts Minutemen.
The Huskies will be watching on Saturday as the No. 3 Oregon Ducks take on the No. 7 Iowa Hawkeyes. The winner of that game will move on to face the Huskies in the third round next week. Area fans may be treated to another big Oregon-UW game before all is said and done.
Here's the full lineup of games for the second round. Games already played appear in bold.
No. 1 Washington def. No. 4 Northwestern, 76-55
No. 3 Oregon vs. No. 7 Iowa - March 18, 5:00 p.m. ET
No. 1 Tennessee vs. No. 4 Middle Tennessee - March 19, 7:00 p.m. ET
No. 2 Miami (FL) vs. No. 6 Minnesota - March 19, 9:00 p.m. ET
No. 5 Massachusetts def. No. 1 Seton Hall, 77-67
No. 3 Drexel vs. No. 7 Northern Iowa - March 18, 11:00 a.m. ET
No. 5 Bucknell vs. No. 8 Nevada - March 18, 3:00 p.m. ET
No. 3 Stanford vs. No. 7 Illinois State - March 19, 11:30 p.m. ET
You can click here to find the full NIT bracket.
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