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Which would you prefer?

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by rodrigo, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. rodrigo

    rodrigo Well-Known Member

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    Might be academic (either way) later tonight, but which would you prefer:

    An NCAA tourney bid but getting bounced in the first round, or

    A deep run in the NIT?
     
  2. NWD Buff

    NWD Buff Club Sandwich Club Member

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    NCAA. No question.
     
  3. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    How deep in NIT? Like finals or semi-finals?
     
  4. Tractor

    Tractor Club Member Club Member

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    NCAA, for Higgins/Levi etc. What an accomplishment for the seniors. Feel like they're turning this thing around
     
  5. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

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    :nod:
     
  6. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    This.
     
  7. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Not even worth considering.

    The only time it might be worth a discussion would be if our primary rotation was like 6/8 freshmen and sophomores and the extra practices and games could be a springboard for a young group to get a lot better for the next season. Even then, I'd pick the NCAAs but it would be worth debating. Not with a senior and junior dominated team, though.
     
  8. rodrigo

    rodrigo Well-Known Member

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    Yeah. Or maybe we should just say the finals...

    I get the NCAA logic in terms of this team, especially the seniors. But NIT runs seem to portend good future things for some (though not all) teams.
     
  9. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Question's moot now.

    Let's hope for a deep NIT run.
     
  10. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    NIT or nothing for these guys.

    For all the alleged NBA talent they don't have much guts. Losing to OU and ISU, giving up the big lead at Baylor. Not an NCAA tourney team for sure.
     
  11. Tractor

    Tractor Club Member Club Member

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    As of tonight, NIT is definitely waaaaaaayyyyyy better for this team. You get all that practice time, and we could go far cause we'll probably be a home team for a while. As you may or may not know, we suck donkey balls on the road.
     
  12. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

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    :sucks:


    :huh:
     
  13. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    I'm a realist. This is their first year with a new staff, so a deep run in a tourney would benefit any and all returning players.

    The lure of the March madness is tremendous -- teams and fans rise to a new level of excitement when they're close or on the bubble, and they hear their name called on selection Sunday. It would be an incredible accomplishment for this team to get in. Really, how many of you thought they would be this close this late in the season? How many felt the same way as the media hacks when preseason predictions had the Buffs to finishing really low in the conference?

    Before the season, I didn't think they'd win more than 12-13 games all year. New staff, new systems, different styles, etc. I felt even worse after the only experienced post presence went down with an injury. What they've accomplished has amazed me.

    I'd love to see our name in the "bracket", no lie. But to be honest, several games in the NIT would benefit the returnees, it would keep our name active with potential recruits, and it could serve as a springboard for next season. jmho
     
  14. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    You always want the NCAA.

    Unfortunately the Buffs completely ruined a golden opportunity tonight.
     
  15. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    We can still win the big 12 tourney. Go big or GO HOME.
     
  16. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Huh? Being a ncaa team would keep our name active. No one watches the NIT.
     
  17. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    But it's away from home! ((gasp))
     
  18. Crash Davis

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    Not to mention we don't have the depth to win 4 games in 4 days.
     
  19. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    After losing at ISU, the Buffsmare probably NIT bound. It will only be a disappointment if the Buffs don't go to a postseason tourney.
     
  20. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    Not the early games, unless ones team is playing. When it gets close to the finals, that changes. That's when you get your pub.

    Of course, you need to win those early games, but that's doable.
     
  21. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    No one cares about the NIT. How many of you guys actively follow the NIT in years where CU is not involved? That's what i thought. Quick - name the past 3 NIT champions, LOL.

    They've done a nice job reorganizing the NIT, but it still is what it is. There are a few teams excited to be playing for whatever reason, but there are many more teams that don't want to be there. There is much apathy. I hope the Buffs can make the best of it and win the damn thing, but there's no comparison. It's much more prestigious to go 1 in done in the NCAA than to win the NIT.
     
  22. rodrigo

    rodrigo Well-Known Member

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    C,

    It's not about you...:lol:

    JMHO but as others have pointed out a deep NIT run, like any bowl game in FB, gives a team extra practices, game experience, bonding, yadda, yadda, yadda. Also, I don't have the data to back this up but I'd be willing to bet a majority of teams that reach the NIT semis one year make the dance the next...
     
  23. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    I can't even remember the past 3 NCAA tournament champions.

    Duke, Kansas, and ... ? no clue. North Carolina?
     
  24. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    Well, you did a pretty good job with that considering that you didn't even think you could remember the last 3 champs off the top of your head.

    Bottom line: No one cares about the NIT. FACT!
     
  25. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I have to admit, with the NCAA tourney expansion to 68 teams I would kind of like to win the NIT so I could get a t-shirt: "CU Basketball... #69, bitch!".
     
  26. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I agree with this viewpoint and would like to subscribe to your publication.

    Suddenly, I'm ok with an NIT bid.
     
  27. Buffalo Brad

    Buffalo Brad Club Member Club Member

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    Also, if you go deep in the NIT you can sell to recruits that CU is an up an comer in bball that will be making noise in the coming seasons. It may also help convince the top recruit, Alec, to come back. On top of the fact that he needs another year in my opinion, he may want to play with the team and be the one that helps them get to the tourney next year. May be a pipe dream but I hope he is the kind of guy with the desire to be the one who helped put CU on the road to bigger success in coming years.
     

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