Utes beat Western Kentucky, head to NIT Championship

Utes beat Western Kentucky, head to NIT Championship (Photo: University of Utah)

(KUTV) - The Runnin' Utes of Utah are headed to the NIT Championship game after beating Western Kentucky 69-64 in a final four matchup.

Justin Bibbins led the Utes with 19 points, four assists to go along with a rebound and a steal.

Sedrick Barefield dropped in 14 points, 5 rebounds, two assists and a steal.

Utah outscored Western Kentucky in the fourth quarter 18-13 to seal the victory.

Utah will play the winner of Mississippi State and Penn State on March 29 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

That game began at 7:00 p.m. MST Tuesday night.


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