Here we go, undefeated UCLA (NIT #4 seed) takes on undefeated Villanova (#1 seed) for tonight's NIT preseason semi-final in New York. This will be the strongest test yet for both teams which are in a sense mirror opposites on offense (UCLA's offense is keyed by forwards Reeves Nelson and Tyler Honeycutt while Villanova's offense is keyed by dual PGs Fisher and Wayns) but both have played good defense so far.
The tip off is scheduled for around 6:30 pm PST. This is the second game of the semi-finals double header on ESPN and ESPN3, with the first game starting at 4. You can track the game online via the official site. Win or lose, UCLA will play Friday against either Tennessee or VCU.
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