Minnesota has advanced this far with wins over LaSalle, Miami and Middle Tennessee. Washington, meanwhile, is the No.1 overall seed in the tournament and reached the semifinals with wins against Texas Arlington, Northwestern and Oregon.
Washington will rely heavily on wing Terrence Ross, who is leading the Huskies with 26.3 points per game in the NIT. Flashy freshman guard Tony Wroten Jr. has also been able to use his size and slashing ability to garner easy looks for his teammates all tournament long. His ability to get into the lane will be a crucial factor in Tuesday night's match up.
The winner of Tuesday's night cap will play the winner of the other semifinal match, showcasing Stanford and UMass.