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BYU vs. Baylor, 2013 NIT Final Four: Bears, Cougars square off at Madison Square Garden

The winners of Tuesday's game marches on to the NIT championship game.


The 2013 NIT Tournament is down to just four teams. When they meet on Tuesday night, the Baylor Bears and BYU Cougars will be just one game away from advancing to the championship.

Baylor ranks as one of the top offensive teams in the nation, according to Kenpom. Led by senior point guard Pierre Jackson, who averages nearly 20 points and seven assists a game, the Bears like to push the tempo and get easy buckets in transition. When they limit turnovers and don't settle for long jump shots, they are a very tough team to beat.

For more on Baylor hoops, be sure to check out Our Daily Bears.

As for BYU, the Cougars have made quick work of Washington, Mercer and Southern Miss. Sophomore guard Tyler Haws is one of the best scorers in the country, averaging 21.6 points a game. Look for him and center Brandon Davies to have big games as Baylor typically isn't the best defensive team, especially in the half-court setting.

SB Nation's BYU blog, Vanquish The Foe, has been tracking the Cougars run through the NIT thus far.

Tipoff from Madison Square Garden in New York City is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. It will be televised by ESPN2. The winner moves on to face the winner of Iowa and Maryland, which will play at 9:30 p.m.

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