LIVE: Indiana State, Utah tied at halftime in NIT semifinals

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Indiana State plays Utah in the NIT semifinals at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The winner meets either Seton Hall or Georgia in Thursday’s championship game.

Indiana State (31-6), a controversial NCAA Tournament snub, has beaten SMU, Minnesota and Cincinnati in the NIT. Utah (22-14) finished sixth in the Pac-12 and defeated UC-Irvine, Iowa and VCU at home in the NIT.

Brian Haenchen and Gregg Doyel courtside with updates, and we will have highlights here. Please remember to refresh.

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7:27 left 2H: Indiana State 77, Utah 66

ISU gets 3s from Xavier Bledson and Julian Larry. Timeout, Utah.

Deivon Smith gets Utah’s first 3 in almost 10 minutes, cutting Utah’s deficit to 68-63. He has 12 points.

11:32 left 2H: Indiana State 61, Utah 56

Ryan Conwell gets a layup after a steal. He has 16 points, Robbie Avila 17 and Isaiah Swope 10.

13:35 left 2H: Indiana State 57, Utah 54

Utah, which made 10 of its first 16 3-pointers, has missed a couple in a row.

Isaiah Swope, scoreless in the first half, is option No. 1 in the second. He has 8 points.

16:41 left 2H: Indiana State 50, Utah 50

Isaiah Swope’s first points come on a 3 with 17:42 left. ISU leads 50-47. Ben Carlson counters for Utah.

Cole Bajema hits a 3 for Utah, and Ryan Conwell returns the favor for ISU.

Halftime: Indiana State 44, Utah 44

Robbie Avila has 15 points and Ryan Conwell 11 for the Sycamores, who are shooting 53.3% from the field and 5-of-14 on 3-pointers.

Utah is 8-of-13 from 3-point range, with Branden and Ben Carlson both 2-of-2. Deivon Smith and Cole Bajema have 9 points.

2:59 left 1H: Indiana State 39, Utah 39

Utah makes 6 straight made shots before a Deivon Smith miss.

Robbie Avila scores twice (15 points) and Jayson Kent adds a basket.

4:57 left 1H: Utah 34, Indiana State 33

Deivon Smith scores on two straight trips to give the Utes the lead. He has 9. Timeout, ISU.

7:55 left 1H: Indiana State 31, Utah 25

ISU is 5-of-8 on 3-pointers, Utah 5-of-9….

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Publish date : 2024-04-02 21:01:09

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