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Irrational Exuberance

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by OUBuff, Mar 2, 2010.

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So Does CU make the NIT?

  1. CU makes the NIT

    28 vote(s)
    66.7%
  2. No way, nothing good ever happens

    10 vote(s)
    23.8%
  3. Are you kidding, we beat TT, KU and all comers to get the automatic NCAA bid

    4 vote(s)
    9.5%
  1. OUBuff

    OUBuff American Club Member

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    So with the victory tonight and presumably two victories against Texas Tech, CU is eligible for the NIT with a .500 record.

    Does it happen?
     
  2. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    I think the Buffs win at home, but it'll be tough to beat a team 2 times in a row with the second game on a neutral court. Sure hope they pull it off, tho. These young players, and the program as a whole, could use an appearance in an off-season tourney.
     
  3. OUBuff

    OUBuff American Club Member

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    I know odds are against this bet, but I say NIT...


    ... I'm helpless

    ...OBTW, we win the BCS title next year too :smile2:
     
  4. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    Yeah, I'll admit it. I voted for NIT too.....
     
  5. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    where is the "put crack pipe down" option?
     
  6. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

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    Right next to the 'Debbie Downer' option.
     
  7. aik

    aik Club Member Club Member

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    Is the CBI tourney still in existence? I say we make it to the round of 8 there.
     
  8. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

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    As long as we're going with irrational exuberance, why not put an option up there that says CU wins the Big 12 tourney and makes the Dance! :smile2:
     
  9. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    already there, chief.
     
  10. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    Agreed, they should beat TT at home but it'll be tough to turn around and beat them again on Wednesday. TT is struggling right now so I'll optimistically say we can get it done. :thumbsup:
     
  11. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

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    :lol: ya I'm an idiot
     
  12. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    Yes it's still around. There's only 16 teams in this tournament, so making it to the round of 8 means that we'd only win 1 game. :huh:
     
  13. aik

    aik Club Member Club Member

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    I stand by my prediction.
     
  14. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

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    How does a team get invited to CBI? Would Buffs be eligible sub .500?
     
  15. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    CBI invites teams after the NCAA has made its selections. NIT is more prestigious, but the CBI competes with it for teams.

    I'm pretty sure that a sub-.500 team is a pretty big exception that only occurs when other teams turn them down (i.e., Oregon State in '09). No rule against it, though.

    Here are the CBI fields for the past 2 years. If someone wants to look up the records of those teams, go for it.

    2009 – Boise State, Buffalo, Charleston, Green Bay, Houston, Nevada, Houston, Northeastern, Oregon State, Richmond, St. John's, Stanford, Troy, UTEP, Vermont, Wichita State, Wyoming
    2008 – Bradley, Brown, Cincinnati, Houston, Miami (Ohio), Nevada, Ohio, Old Dominion, Richmond, Rider, Tulsa, Utah, UTEP, Valparaiso, Virginia, Washington
     
  16. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    It sounds like the NIT makes its selections before the CBI, and the CBI actually competes with the CollegeInsider.com tournament for teams (Apparently there's a 4th postseason tournament now. :rolling_eyes: ) :

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/College_Basketball_Invitational
     
  17. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Carolina,

    that's what I was in the midst of posting. Then I checked the CBI web site and they said they pick after the NCAA (didn't mention the NIT). I would guess the NCAA going first is a rule and the other tourneys are free agents in competition.
     

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