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Will we even make the NIT?!

ESPN was talking about 16-16 texas as a bubble team to make the big dance and isnt even considering Oregon. That makes me wonder if we will even make the NIT…

  • ironman1315


  • Utah5410

    Nope. Done with Larry. I dont blame the players. K recruits them, develops them and teaches or doesnt how to play defense.

  • palos_verdes_ute

    I doubt NIT.  But a CBI, yes.

    But do we accept?  Are we a proud program too good for a CBI bid?


    • Dante Guardi

      what the hell is the CBI?

      • GameForAnyFuss

        It’s the college basketball postseason equivalent of the Idaho Potato Bowl.

      • palos_verdes_ute

        I think Boylen went one year.   A lot of major programs would turn an invitation down thinking it degrades the schools reputation.


        The CBI selects 16 teams that are not selected for the NCAA Tournament or the National Invitation Tournament[1] (NIT), and who are willing to pay a $50,000 entry fee to participate.[2] In the CBI, [3] teams compete on home courts. The CBI is a single-elimination tournament until the final two teams are determined, after which the championship is determined by a championship series with a best-two-out-of-three format.