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


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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