Stanford continues its postseason run in the 2012 NIT tournament semifinals against the UMass Minutemen on Tuesday night. The No. 3 seeded Cardinal travel for the first time in this tournament after hosting and winning three straight games at Maples Pavilion.
The Cardinal advance to this semifinal matchup after an 84-56 blowout victory over Stanford last Wednesday. As a No. 6 seed, UMass has beat the No. 4, No. 1 and No. 3 seeds (in order) to get to the semifinals.
Stanford and UMass' last meeting was in 1996, the Cardinal fell to UMass 79-74 in that game. The two teams share one common opponent in Utah. UMass beat Utah 89-75 in November, while the Cardinal split its series against Utah in conference play.
STANFORD - UMASS LIVE COVERAGE
Date: March, 27 2012
Time: 4:00 PM PT (7:00 ET)
Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
TV: ESPN2, Mike Patrick (Play by Play), Fran Fraschilla (Analyst), Bill Raftery (Analyst)
Online Stream: ESPN3.com
Radio: KNBR 1050AM, John Platz (Play by Play), Drew Shiller (Analyst)
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