Indiana State basketball vs. Utah in NIT semifinals in Indianapolis

Indiana State basketball vs. Utah in NIT semifinals in Indianapolis
Indiana State basketball vs. Utah in NIT semifinals in Indianapolis

Indiana State plays Utah in the NIT semifinals at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The winner meets either Seton Hall or Georgia in Thursday’s championship game.

Indiana State (31-6), a controversial NCAA Tournament snub, has beaten SMU, Minnesota and Cincinnati in the NIT. Utah (22-14) finished sixth in the Pac-12 and defeated UC-Irvine, Iowa and VCU at home in the NIT.

Brian Haenchen and Gregg Doyle courtside with updates, and we will have highlights here. Please remember to refresh.

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Utah makes 6 straight shots before Deivon Smith misses.

Robbie Avila scores twice (15 points) and Jayson Kent adds a basket.

Deivon Smith scores on two straight trips to give the Utes the lead. He has 9. Timeout, ISU.

ISU is 5-of-8 on 3-pointers, Utah 5-of-9. ISU is 6-of-7 on free throws, and Utah has yet to shoot.

Julian Larry’s free throws put ISU up 17-7 at the 14:13 mark.

Robbie Avila has 11 points less than 5 minutes in, 3-of-4 on 3-pointers.

Robbie Avila has 8 points and Deivon Smith 5.

Deivon Smith scores about 90 seconds in, but Ryan Conwell returns the favor on the next ISU possession.

Indiana State vs. Utah starting lineups in NIT semifinals

Indiana State: Julian Larry, Isaiah Swope, Ryan Conwell, Jayson Kent, Robbie Avila.

Utah: Cole Bajema, Deivon Smith, Lawson Lovering, Braden Carlson, Gabe Madsen.

NIT start time

Semifinals, Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Well 1 seed Indiana State vs. Well 2 Utah, 7 p.m. ET

Well 1 Seton Hall vs. Well 4 Georgia, 9:30 p.m. ET

Championship game, Thursday, April 7: 7 p.m. ET

What channel is the NIT on?


Streaming: SiriusXM Channel 84.

Indiana State key players

Robbie Avila (17.3 points, 38.9% 3-pointers, 6.5 rebounds, 4.1 assists); Ryan Conwell (16.6 points, 41.9% 3s, 5.6 rebounds, 1.1 steals); Isaiah Swope (15.8 points, 1.3 steals); Jayson Kent (13.7 points, 8.2 rebounds); Julian Larry (10.7 points, 45.7% 3s, 4.7 assists, 1.5 steals).

Utah key players

Ben Carlson (17.0 points, 37.6% 3s, 6.6 rebounds, 1.5 blocked shots); Gabe Madsen (13.8 points, 38.7% 3s, 3.9 rebounds, 1.3 steals); Deivon Smith (12.7 points, 7.1 assists, 6.3 rebounds, 1.1 steals); Cole Bajema (8.9 points, 39.1% 3s); Keba Keita (8.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.1 blocked shots).

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