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N.I.T. PICKING

By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com — In case you missed it, the 2024 NIT semifinals are set after Seton Hall and Utah secured victories last Wednesday to move on to historic at Hinkle Fieldhouse tonight.

No. 1 seed Seton Hall defeated UNLV 91-68, behind 16 points and 10 assists from Kadary Richmond. Seton Hall guard Al-Amir Dawes scored a game-high 21 points, and Dre Davis added 14 in the win. The Pirates will face No. 4 seed Georgia next week, with a trip to the championship game on the line.

Meanwhile, No. 2 seed Utah eliminated VCU 74-54 behind a triple-double (18 points, 12 assists, and 11 rebounds) from Utah guard Devon Smith. Gabe Madsen scored 18 points, and Branden Carlson scored 17 to help the Utes advance. The Utes will face the other No. 1, Indiana State, in the other semifinal game tonight.

The Sycamores eliminated Cincinnati 85-81 behind Indiana State star Robbie Avila, who scored 22 points, and Isaiah Swope, who added 18. Cincinnati ends its season with a 22-15 record. The Bearcats were in their first season as members of the Big 12 alongside BYU, Houston, and UCF.

And if you weren’t aware, favorites in the round of the NIT are 14-2 1 ATS against foes coming off a double-digit win.

Read: Indiana State.

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