Yes, I am serious.
If anyone wants to talk about the NIT, this is the place to do it.
Here is a look at the draw.
Potential discussion points--
- Only ACC team is Miami, the #2 seed in one of the brackets. They open on Wednesday hosting Valpo.
- Johnny's Stanford club got a #3 seed and will host Cleveland State in the first round on Tuesday.
- UCLA did not get a bid. Wow, that program has really fallen on hard times.
- Not sure if I should be surprised that Clemson did not get a bid. Generally, an ACC team that finishes with a winning record ends up in the NIT, but I get a sense that the NIT has become a tad more selective in recent years and wants to make sure it includes mid-majors who missed on the big dance a bit more than in the past. I know they have a rule about taking any regular season conference champ that does not get an NCAA invite.
-Jason "I got nothing else... anyone? Bueller?" Evans
Last edited by JasonEvans; 03-12-2012 at 12:32 PM.
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I'm surprised Butler didn't make it. They're in the CBI. Would've thought the NIT committee would've wanted the cache of having Butler in.
I'll root for Miami but usually it seems the teams that get snubbed for the NCAAT lose focus and drop early in the NIT.
At least the silver lining of winning the NIT is that you're one of the very, very few teams who ends their season with a win.
Looking at the brackets, I think they should consider re-naming it the Pac 12 invitational.
Failure is always an option.
I only follow the NIT when the Heels are in it.
things to do this weekend:
1) watch duke
2) chip in to iron dukes for the average cost of one cleaning bill for "gatorade stain removal"