Wednesday night, one of the semifinal games for the Preseason NIT Tip-Off tournament inside Madison Square Garden brings us a matchup between the fourth-ranked Arizona Wildcats and the 3-1 Drexel Dragons.
Arizona looks to remain unbeaten on the season as well as win their first preseason NIT tournament since 1999. This is an Arizona team that looks almost similar to their glory days, not just in their high ranking, but on the court as well.
There’s no better place to showcase themselves than on the grandest stage in Madison Square Garden, and guard Nick Johnson echoed that sentiment:
“I mean, it’s big. Who wouldn’t want to play in MSG?” said junior guard Nick Johnson, who averages a team-leading 16.8 points on 58.8 percent shooting. “I mean, it’s the biggest stage in basketball — period. We knew that coming into the season.”
Drexel has played pretty impressively this season, only losing to UCLA after putting up a valiant comeback effort. The easily took care of Rutgers earlier this month and brings a toughness to the table that could provide some issues for the Wildcats in this one.
Here’s how you can take in all the action live as it develops on Wednesday:
Date: Nov. 27
Start Time: 7 PM ET
Location: New York, NY
Arena: Madison Square Garden
TV Info: ESPNU
Live Stream: WatchESPN app
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