While disappointed not to be in the NCAA tourney, the minutemen have experience playing in the NIT and made the final4 of the NIT last year.
UMass is playing at home and is 4-0 in NIT home games overall.
Stony Brook did well in conference, but didn't play great against good teams outside the conference. In non-conference play, the Seawolves fell to Connecticut, Maryland and Seton Hall, with their best win coming over Canisius.
going with UMass -2.5 1st half @ -110, 330 for 300.