Basketball fans are gearing up for the 2023 National Invitation Tournament (NIT) semifinals, as the UAB Blazers take on the Utah Valley Wolverines in a highly anticipated match-up. The two teams will face off on March 28th, with tip-off scheduled for 7:00 PM EST at Madison Square Garden.
For those unable to attend the game in person, there are several options available to catch all of the action. Fans can tune into ESPN2 for live television coverage of the game. Additionally, a free live stream of the game will be available online through WatchESPN.
Both teams have had an impressive run leading up to this semifinal showdown. The UAB Blazers come into this game with a season record of 23-9 and an impressive performance throughout their NIT campaign so far. They defeated Kent State in their last outing by a score of 74-62.
The Utah Valley Wolverines have also been on fire recently, winning nine out of their last ten games including some big victories over top-ranked opponents. They punched their ticket to this semifinal clash with an incredible performance against Louisiana Tech that saw them win by a final scoreline of 89-78.
Fans and analysts alike are eagerly anticipating what promises to be an exciting matchup between these two talented squads. With both teams boasting strong offenses and defenses, it's anyone's guess who will come out on top in this one.
In terms of key players to watch out for during this match-up, keep an eye on UAB's senior guard Michael Ertel who has been instrumental for his team throughout their postseason run so far. For Utah Valley, look out for star forward Jamison Overton who has been averaging over 20 points per game during his team's current hot streak.
Regardless of which team ultimately comes out victorious in this NIT semifinal matchup, fans can expect an intense and thrilling game from start to finish. With the championship game just within reach for both squads, the stakes have never been higher.