Round two of the 2012 NIT Tournament begins Friday, with one game on the schedule. The fourth seed in the Western Region (Northwestern) will face the one seed in the region (Washington), with the winner earning a spot in the NIT's version of the elite 8.
The Northwestern Wildcats advanced to the second round by narrowly defeating the Akron Zips by a score of 76-74 in round one. The Huskies won their first round game by double figures – a 10 point win over the eighth-seeded Texas-Arlington Mavericks.
The winner of the Friday's match-up will face the winner of three-seed Oregon and seven-seed Iowa, who are set to play on Sunday.
Friday's game can be seen on ESPNU and ESPN3.
A complete 2012 NIT bracket is available here.