Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by rodrigo, Mar 2, 2011.
An NCAA tourney bid but getting bounced in the first round, or
A deep run in the NIT?
NCAA. No question.
How deep in NIT? Like finals or semi-finals?
NCAA, for Higgins/Levi etc. What an accomplishment for the seniors. Feel like they're turning this thing around
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.
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.
Question's moot now.
Let's hope for a deep NIT run.
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.
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.
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
You always want the NCAA.
Unfortunately the Buffs completely ruined a golden opportunity tonight.
We can still win the big 12 tourney. Go big or GO HOME.
Huh? Being a ncaa team would keep our name active. No one watches the NIT.
But it's away from home! ((gasp))
Not to mention we don't have the depth to win 4 games in 4 days.
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.
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.
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.
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...
I can't even remember the past 3 NCAA tournament champions.
Duke, Kansas, and ... ? no clue. North Carolina?
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!
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!".
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Suddenly, I'm ok with an NIT bid.
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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