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The 2024 NIT Tournament continued Wednesday with statement wins by Utah and Seton Hall to set up the semifinals at Hinkle Fieldhouse next week.

No. 1 seed Seton Hall defeated UNLV 91-68 behind 16 points and 10 assists from Kadary Richmond. Seton Hall guard Al-Amir Dawes scored a game-high 21 points and Dre Davis added 14 in the win. The Pirates will face No. 4 seed Georgia with a trip to the championship game on the line next week.

No. 2 seed Utah eliminated VCU 74-54 behind a triple double (18 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds) from Utah guard Deivon Smith. Gabe Madsen scored 18 points and Branden Carlson added 17 to help the Utes advance. Utah will face Indiana State in the semifinals.

Tuesday’s opening game of the quarterfinals featured No. 4 seed Georgia upsetting No. 2 seed Ohio State 79-77 on the road. Georgia guard Noah Thomasson scored a team-high 21 points, and Blue Cain added 17 in the win.

Ohio State ends its season with a 22-14 record. The Buckeyes will head into the offseason with newly elevated coach Jake Diebler looking to retool the roster ahead of Oregon, UCLA, USC, and Washington joining the Big Ten this summer.

Also, Tuesday, Indiana State eliminated Cincinnati 85-81. Indiana State star Robbie Avila scored 22 points and Isaiah Swope added 18. Cincinnati ends its season with a 22-15 record. The Bearcats were in their first season as a member of the Big 12 alongside BYU, Houston, and UCF.

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