NIT Bracket 2011 Update: Alabama Cruises Into Semifinals With Win Over Miami

Trevor Releford scored 22 points to lead the Alabama Crimson Tide to a 79-64 victory over the Miami Hurricanes in the quarterfinal round of the 2011 NIT Bracket at Coleman Coliseum on Wednesday night.

Senario Hillman added 17 points for Alabama (24-11), which will now take on Colorado in the semifinals at Madison Square Garden next Tuesday. Tony Mitchell posted 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Crimson Tide, while JaMychal Green tallied 14 points.

Durand Scott registered 19 points for Miami-Florida (21-15), while Reggie Johnson and DeQuan Jones finished with 14 and 12 points, respectively.

For more on Alabama, visit Roll Bama Roll while Miami fans should visit The 7th Floor.

Here's the updated look at the NIT bracket, and the schedule for the remaining games:

Tuesday:

Quarterfinal 1: No. 1 Colorado def. No. 7 Kent State, 80-74

Wednesday:

Quarterfinal 2: No. 4 Wichita State def. No. 6 College of Charleston, 82-75

Quarterfinal 3: No. 1 Alabama def. No. 2 Miami, 79-64

Quarterfinal 4: No. 2 Washington State def. No. 4 Northwestern, 69-66

Tuesday, March 29th:

Semifinal 1: No. 1 Colorado vs. No. 1 Alabama, 7 or 9 p.m. ET, ESPN2

Semifinal 2: No. 4 Wichita State vs. No. 2 Washington State, 7 or 9 p.m. ET, ESPN2

Thursday, March 31st:

NIT Championship Game: Winner of Semifinal 1 vs. Winner of Semifinal 2, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2

More 2011 March Madness resources: Visit our NCAA Tournament hub for up-to-date news and information and check out our constantly updated printable NCAA Tournament bracket.

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