The money isn't an issue for them.The economics of the NIT is really bad, especially for high-draw teams and teams that host, even more so if they don't make a run, so they can collect more game shares. All revenue is managed and collected by the tourney and then distributed to the schools based on the number of games played. Most costs associated with travel are paid for, and next to nothing for home teams is. Furthermore, they are expected to handle the burden of a number of nickel-and-dime operating costs.
I could see UNC just walking faced with that equation and the risk of an embarrassing early exit like Arizona had a few years back.
This is all going to look even worse when they go 17-15 next year and accept the NIT bid. UNC had a great run last year, but Hubert Davis ain't it.
They should've done that, but typical Carolina didnt. Those ****ing clowns probably thought they deserved a 1 seed in the tourney,wouldn't surprise me at all. I always laugh when UNC says they don't get calls. Really? Go back to the tourney game in '93 or whatever year it was. Our whole goddamn team was in foul trouble.This decision screams of arrogance which is typical for UNC basketbal. I've heard quite a bit of talk that these guys and didn't enjoy playing together and were flat-out disinterested. Fine, let Bacot, Love and whoever else wants to sit out the NIT and let the younger guys get some playing time.