Colorado defeated Kent State, 81-74, in NIT Quarterfinal action Tuesday night, becoming the first team to reach the semifinals at Madison Square Garden. The remaining three quarterfinals games will be played this evening.
The top-seeded Buffaloes got 25 points and 10 rebounds from Alec Burks in the victory over the seventh-seeded Golden Flashes. Colorado will play their winner of tonight's quarterfinal between second-seeded Miami and top-seeded Alabama (9 p.m., ESPN2). See SB Nation's Colorado website, The Ralphie Report, for more on the Buffaloes.
Quarterfinal matchups on the other side of the NIT bracket are sixth-seeded College of Charleston vs. fourth-seeded Wichita State (7p.m., ESPN2) and fourth-seeded Northwestern vs. second-seeded Washington State (11 p.m., ESPN2).
Quarterfinal 1: No. 1 Colorado def. No. 7 Kent State, 81-74
Quarterfinal 2: No. 6 College of Charleston vs. No. 4 Wichita State, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Quarterfinal 3: No. 2 Miami vs. No. 1 Alabama, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Quarterfinal 4: No. 4 Northwestern vs. No. 2 Washington State, 11 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Semifinals (Tuesday, March 29)
No. 1 Colorado vs. Winner of Quarterfinal 3, 7 or 9 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Winner of Quarterfinal 2 vs. Winner of Quarterfinal 4, 7 or 9 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Finals (Thursday, March 31)
Semifinal winners, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2