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NIT Tournament 2012 Schedule And Bracket

The Minnesota Golden Gophers will play in the NIT Final Four on Tuesday against the Washington Huskies at Madison Square Garden.

The other semifinal, which tips off first, will feature No. 5 UMass against No. 3 Stanford. That game is at 7 ET on ESPN2.

The No. 6 seed Gophers made the tournament semis after dispatching Middle Tennessee 78-72 on Wednesday. Prior to that they blasted the Miami Hurricanes 78-60 in Coral Gables.

The No. 1 seed Huskies, who didn't get an invite to the NCAA Tournament despite winning the outright Pac-12 regular season title, are coming off a 90-86 win over intra-conference foe Oregon. Before that UW trounced Northwestern 76-55.

Rodney Williams has paced the Gophers, averaging 22 points in the NIT and hitting an incredible 26 of 38 shots.

Sophomore guard Terrence Ross has led the Huskies. He has scored 23, 32 and 24 points, respectively, in the team's three wins, connecting on 12 of 30 three-point attempts.

Tuesday's TV schedule is:

No. 5 UMass vs. No. 3 Stanford, 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2

No. 1 Washington vs. No. 6 Minnesota, 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2

For more on the Minnesota Golden Gophers, check out The Daily Gopher. You can also learn more about college basketball around the nation at SB Nation's College Basketball hub.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.