Northwestern men’s basketball is in Florida for the week as they prepare to partake in the four-team Fort Myers Tipoff along with Bradley, Kansas State and Pitt.
NU opens semifinal play tonight as underdogs against its in-state opponent from Peoria, Illinois. The Braves of Bradley recently beat Radford (who beat NU by 11), and is coming off a season that featured a Missouri Valley Conference title and a first NCAA Tournament bid since 2006.
Here are some storylines to follow heading into the tournament, and here’s how you can follow along and catch tonight’s action:
Location: Suncoast Credit Union Arena (Fort Myers, Florida)
Tipoff: 7:30 p.m. CT (could be later depending on ending of first semifinal)
TV: Fox Sports 1
Radio: WGN Radio AM-720
Betting line: Bradley -3, O/U 129
KenPom Prediction: Northwestern 66-65 Bradley, (51 percent chance of NU win)