Wichita State beats Indiana 73-63, advances to NIT semifinals

Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall, center, congratulates his staff after defeating Indiana 73-63 in an NCAA college basketball game in the third round of the NIT tournament in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Wichita State won 73-63. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WIBW) - Wichita State is going to New York City after a historic win on Tuesday night.

The Shockers became the first team in the history of the NIT to sweep the top three seeds in regional play with a 73-63 victory over top-seeded Indiana. Their third road win in seven days punched their ticket to the semifinals of the tournament at historic Madison Square Garden.

Markus McDuffie, a New Jersey native, led Wichita State with 21 points. The senior scored 16 of those in the first half.

Dexter Dennis was behind him with 17 points, scoring 14 of those in the second half while shooting 71 percent from three-point range. The freshman was outstanding defensively too, racking up six blocks for the game, all in the first half.

Gregg Marshall's team will next play on April 2.