NIT Tournament Live: March 22; Baylor v Arizona State; Stony Brook v Iowa


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Brittney Berreth | SportingAlert.com
Published on March 22, 2013 5:47 p.m. CST . 0 comment

(Sporting Alert) — After an impressive victory over Long Beach State on Wednesday night, No. 2 Baylor go in search of another win the NIT Tournament against No. 3 Arizona State on Friday night.

Brady Heslip scored 26 points in the one-sided 112-66 victory for the Bears (19-14) over the 49ers (19-14), in a game the winner shot 69.6-percent from three-point range on 16-23 shooting.

Heslip was responsible for eight of those, after going 8-for-11 from long range.

Baylor were also impressive from the field overall, shooting 63.5-percent on 40-63.

“In 30 years of coaching basketball, this is as noncompetitive as I have ever had a team,” Long Beach State coach Dan Monson said after his team was totally outclassed.

Arizona State were also an easy winner in the first round, following the 83-68 result over No. 6 Detroit on Wednesday night.

Jahii Carson and Carrick Felix combined for 43 of the Sun Devils’ total points and could be a handful for the Bears on Friday.

Elsewhere in the NIT Tournament on Friday night, No. 7 Stony Brook seek another win when they face No. 3 Iowa.

Iowa beat the Indiana State Sycamores 68-52 in their first round game on Wednesday night, while Stony Brook came away with a comfortable 71-58 victory over the Massachusetts Minutemen.

NIT Tournament Live Coverage on March 22

TIME (ET) MATCHUP TV
8:00 PM (3) Arizona State at (2) Baylor – TV Channel: ESPN2 and WatchESPN.com
9:30 PM (7) Stony Brook at (3) Iowa – TV Channel: ESPNU and WatchESPN.com

Brittney Berreth
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