Basketball fans are gearing up for the exciting semifinal showdown between the UAB Blazers and Utah Valley Wolverines in the 2023 National Invitation Tournament (NIT). The game is set to take place on March 28th, 2023, with tip-off scheduled for 7:00 PM ET.
The Blazers come into this matchup boasting a record of 25-9, having won their last three games en route to reaching the NIT semifinals. Meanwhile, the Wolverines have a record of 24-10 and enter this game after defeating Memphis in an intense quarterfinal match.
Fans who can't make it to Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Alabama, will be able to catch all of the action live via stream or TV channel. The free live stream will be available through WatchESPN or ESPN+, while those with cable subscriptions can tune into ESPNU.
Both teams have plenty on the line as they aim for a spot in the championship game. For UAB, it's been six years since they last made it to this stage of a postseason tournament. Head coach Andy Kennedy has led his team through some tough competition so far but knows that facing off against Utah Valley won't be easy.
"They're well-coached; they play hard," said Kennedy. "They have balance...they're not reliant on one particular guy."
On the other side of things, head coach Mark Madsen is hoping his Wolverines can continue their impressive run towards winning their first-ever postseason title.
"We're excited about where we are right now," said Madsen. "We've got great chemistry...we believe we can win."
With both teams hungry for victory and looking to make history in front of basketball fans across America watching from home or at sports bars nationwide - there's sure to be plenty of excitement when these two squads take the court for what promises to be an epic NIT semifinal showdown.