Iowa plays Maryland in NIT semis tonight


April 2nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Hawkeyes bid for a spot in the NIT championship game this (Tuesday) evening when they take on Maryland in the second of two semifinal round games. This is the first time an Iowa team has played in New York’s Madison Square Garden for the NIT semifinals. Maryland is 25-12 and advanced to the semifinals after a one point victory at Alabama. The Terrapins have a standout center in seven-one sophomore Alex Len.

Junior guard Roy Devyn Marble has rebounded from a mid-season slump and is averaging just over 25 points per game during the NIT run. He is also connecting on 49 percent of his shots. Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery says the exposure the Hawkeyes have receiver during the tournament run has been good for the program.

Iowa is 24-12 and with a victory would play either Baylor or BYU in Thursday night’s NIT championship game. You can catch the Iowa versus Maryland game tonight, on KJAN. Pre-game coverage begins at 7-p.m., with the tip-off at 8.