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Badgers to make first NIT semifinal appearance Tuesday

Source: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Badgers to make first NIT semifinal appearance Tuesday

March 27, 2023 4:10 PM CDT

By: Jimmie Kaska

LAS VEGAS (Civic Media) – The Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team is making its first-ever appearance in the National Invitation Tournament semifinals Tuesday night.

Wisconsin (20-14, 9-11 Big Ten) faces North Texas (29-7, 16-4 Conference USA) in the first-ever meeting between the schools in men’s basketball at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

The Badgers are 6-4 all-time in the NIT, last appearing in the event in 1996. Wisconsin defeated Oregon on March 21 61-58 to advance to the semifinals. If Wisconsin wins, the Badgers will play the winner of Tuesday night’s Utah Valley-UAB semifinal game on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Las Vegas.

Radio coverage on the Badgers Sports Network begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

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