NIT 2015 Championship: Start Time, TV/Radio, Odds


The 2015 National Invitation Tournament began with of Field of 32 and tonight the quest for the championship at Madison Square Garden comes to its conclusion.

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  • In the opening round, the Pitt Panthers were eliminated Tuesday, March 17 in the first round 60-54 by the George Washington Colonials at the Petersen Events Center.

    Here is a look at this evening’s match-up with tip-off, television and radio, and online sportsbook odds. Last year, the Minnesota Golden Gophers won the championship.

    It will be broadcast on ESPN. Live streaming can be seen on The contest can also be heard on the radio on the Westwood One Sports network. The start time is Eastern.

    Thursday, April 2 at 9 p.m. – (2) Miami (FL) Hurricanes (25-12) Vs. (2) Stanford Cardinal (23-13) – The line at the Bovada Online Sportsbook is Stanford -1.5 with the Over/Under at 135.

    In the Final Four Tuesday, March 31, Stanford defeated Old Dominion 67-60 and Miami eliminated Temple 60-57 at MSG.

    Stanford Notebook: The Cardinals went 9-9 in the Pac-12 this season and finished in fifth place. They averaged 72.7 percent on their free throws and 6.7 three-pointers per game this season. Stanford also averages 5.5 steals and 36.8 rebounds per game.

    Chasson Randle went 6-of-14 shooting as he contributed a game-high 24 points against Old Dominion. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound senior guard made 9-of-12 free throws, added four rebounds and a pair of assists. He averaged 18.9 points per game during the regular season.

    Miami Notebook: The Hurricanes finished in sixth place in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a record of 10-8. Their free throw percentage is 74.7 and they average 7.7 three-pointers per contest. Miami is equally adept in steals with 5.5 and averages 40.3 rebounds per match-up.

    Redshirt junior Sheldon McClellan had the game’s only double-double in Tuesday’s victory over Temple. The 6-foot-5, 206-pound guard was 5-of-12 from the field as he put up 16 points. He added 11 rebounds, a block, and an assist. McClellan averaged 12.3 PPG during the regular season.

    My Prediction: Miami wins it 71-68 in the Big Apple. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.

    Up Next: The NCAA Final Four is set for Saturday, April 4 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana with the Championship Game scheduled for Monday, April 6 in Indy.

    Michigan and Duke will tip-off at 6:09 p.m. and Kentucky and Wisconsin square off at 8:49 p.m. Both games will be broadcast on TBS. The CBS Network will broadcast the championship.

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