The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are trying to keep their magical run going. After toppling the No. 1 seeded Tennessee Volunteers, the Blue Raiders now return home for a foray with the Minnesota Golden Gophers. A win would book a trip to the World's Most Famous Arena for a duel with Washington.
The Golden Gophers are coming off a 78-60 shellacking of the Miami Hurricanes down in Florida, so their confidence is booming just at the right time of year.
Stanford needs to step its game up after almost bidding the NIT adieu in the second round before narrowly beating Illinois State 92-88 in overtime.
The Nevada Wolf Pack trounced Bucknell 75-67 in their last game at home and will now hit the road in search of a another win. The survivor of this game will face UMass in the next round.
No. 6 Minnesota Golden Gophers at No. 4 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders - 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and ESPN3