Round one of the 2012 NIT is in the books and round three is set to begin on Friday. Only 16 teams remain, including the UMass Minutemen, who won a double overtime thriller in round one.
The only game slated for Friday is the quarterfinal match-up between the Northwestern Wildcats and the Washington Huskies. The Wildcats are the four seed in the region, while Washington is the one seed.
Northwestern won their first round match-up by two points while Washington cruised by double digits.
The winner of Friday's quarterfinal will earn a spot amongst the final eight teams and play the winner of the region's other quarterfinal between Oregon and Iowa.
Friday's game can be seen on ESPNU and ESPN3.
A complete 2012 NIT bracket is available here.