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NIT 2012, UMass Vs. Stanford: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The NIT semifinal matchup between the Stanford Cardinal and UMass Minutemen is very much a standard-issue NIT semifinal between two solid teams that were never really close to the NCAA Tournament bubble. For both of them, a good showing in the NIT is representative of a decent season and a good building block for next year.

Stanford haven't really faced a tough game against a top-quality opponent so far in this tournament. They went through a couple of average mid-majors in Cleveland State and Illinois State before crushing Nevada in the semifinal. UMass went 9-7 in the A-10 and is coming off a win over Drexel, so they're likely to be Stanford's biggest test thus far in the NIT.

Game Date/Time: Tuesday, March 27, 7:00 p.m. ET

Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

TV: ESPN2/ESPN3

For more on the NIT, be sure to check out our NCAA basketball hub. A full bracket can be found here. Be sure to check out our 2012 NCAA Tournament hub for more on the Big Dance.