Wash. State reaches NIT semifinals

- By John Tkach with staff and wire reports

Klay Thompson scored 17 points as Washington State posted a 69-66 overtime win Wednesday vs. Northweste­rn to advance to the National Invitation Tournament basketball semifinals. In other quarterfin­al games: Trevor Releford scored 22 to lead Alabama past Miami (Fla.) 79-64 and Gabe Blair and J.T. Durley combined for 30 points to lift Wichita State past the College of Charleston 82-75.

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