Minnesota reached the finals by sneaking past Washington, 68-67, in overtime. Andre Hollins scored the final 13 points for the Golden Gophers. Rodney Williams recorded a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Minnesota also beat LaSalle, Miami and Middle Tennessee on its way to Madison Square Garden.
Stanford reached the finals with a 74-64 victory over UMass on Tuesday. Josh Owens led the way with 15 points and 12 reobounds for the Cardinal. Stanford also defeated Cleveland State, Illinois State and Nevada during the tournament.
Here is the complete 2012 NIT schedule and bracket. You can watch the game on ESPN.