Daily Archives: March 27, 2012
The 2012 Nike Hoop Summit USA squad will take on The International team. The game takes place in Portland, OR on April 7th.
Georgetown junior forward Hollis Thompson will forego his final year of eligibility to enter the NBA Draft, the school said Tuesday. Thompson also declared for the draft last year but did not hire an agent to protect his eligibility. He plans to hire an agent this year.
By Chris Ramirez
New York, NY – The Massachusetts Minutemen will take on the Stanford Cardinal at Madison Square Garden. The winner of this game will take on either Washington or Minnesota for the NIT championship.
After dropping Mississippi State in double overtime in the first round, the Minutemen then took down Seton Hall and Drexel in consecutive rounds, the Minutemen is now 25-11 overall this season and is the only Atlantic-10 team still playing in the postseason. The Minutemen are 13-12 in the NIT all-time and have now made three Final Four appearances (1991, 2008, 2012).
By Chris Ramirez
New York, NY – The Minnesota Golden Gophers will take on the Washington Huskies in the other semifinal bout at Madison Square Garden.
Minnesota has won three straight games on the road against La Salle, Miami-Florida and Middle Tennessee in the quarterfinals to move into the team’s fifth NIT Final Four. The win over the Blue Raiders was the fifth in six games for the Golden Gophers going back to the regular season and Big Ten tournament and gives them an overall ledger of 22-14. The Golden Gophers have a rich tradition in the NIT, sporting a 21-11 overall record (27-12 including vacated games in 1996 and 1998). The team won two championships in 1993 and 1998, although the latter was vacated due to an ineligible student athlete.