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2011 NIT Tournament Bracket Update: Colorado Advances To Final Four

The Colorado Buffaloes advanced to the NIT Final Four, earning a trip to Madison Square Garden with an 80-74 win over Kent State on Tuesday night. Colorado is the first team to book a ticket to the NIT semifinals, with the other three spots to be decided by games on Wednesday night.

Colorado was tested by the Golden Flashes, but pulled away in the final two minutes to secure the six-point win and trip to the Final Four. Colorado is one of two No. 1 seeds still alive in the tournament, with Alabama playing tonight for a trip to New York.

A look at the bracket can be found below. The Washington State Cougars are in action on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. on ESPN2 as they face Northwestern in Pullman.

Upper left bracket:

No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. No. 2 Miami Hurricanes

Bottom left bracket:

No. 1 Colorado Buffaloes def. No. 7 Kent St. Golden Flashes

Upper right bracket:

No. 2 Washington St. Cougars vs. No. 4 Northwestern Wildcats

Lower right bracket:

No. 4 Wichita St. Shockers vs. No. 6 Charleston Cougars

Check back with our 2011 NIT StoryStream for more on the tournament and Washington State’s run to Madison Square Garden