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CU bids to host NIT, WNIT games

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  1. RSSBot

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    By Ryan Thorburn Camera Sports Writer

    NCAA Tournament or bust? Not at Colorado. After four consecutive losing seasons, the Buffs will gladly accept an invitation to the NIT if Tad Boyle's team is unable to play its way into the Big Dance during next week's Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City.

    Originally posted by Daily Camera
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  2. SkiTownUSA

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    What do you think the selection commitee will think of this? Does this make it easier for them to dismiss us from making the NCAA tourney? If it comes down to picking between a few schools, CU included, do they say,"Colorado is okay with the NIT. Dump them."
     
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    I highly doubt this would be a factor with the committee. And if it is, they're doing a terrible job.
     
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    BuffAlum2007 Well-Known Member

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    I doubt they even look at things like that...naturally someone has to host NIT games and since its likely that bubble teams that miss the tourney are going to be high seeds in the NIT, its only logical that those bubble teams should put in their bids to host the NIT...Bohn is just covering all the bases here, which is a very smart move...
     
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    This is pretty standard for teams on the "bubble" they want to all make sure getting left out of the NCAA doesnt mean they get left out of all tournaments. Such as last year, we didnt "qualify" for the NIT, but we didnt play in the CBI, or any of the other BS tournaments. Some of the smaller schools can possibly lose money by going to the NIT as well, so having Bohn let the NIT know they would like to host some games, means a lot.

    FWIW, CSU has been lobbying the NIT for a few weeks now.
     

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