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In the field of 68 according to Joe Lunardi after the Sunday games.
Before Monday's full bracket is released, here's a sneak peek at the basics of Bracketology with Sunday's bubble-impact games now in the books. NOTAB
Gotta ask. One and done or Two and out.
In my opinion I believe it would be better to see what this team can do in the N I T rather the the big dance. It's time to call a spade a spade. This team is just to young and to inexperience to make any kind of run in the big dance. It was just a matter of time before recruiting one and done players would catch up to the horns. One thing though. I do like watching this young team grow every game.
I still think that losing to ISU on Thursday would put us out. Somebody like NC State or Miami will win a game or two in their conference tourney. Always happens.
I would also add that I am glad we drew ISU and not Baylor. I think the team would have a mental block having to play Baylor for the third time knowing they have lost twice. At least they should have some confidence playing ISU since they have defeated them this year and should have won in Ames if not for Brown's injured ankle.
This post was edited by Hooked636905 2 years ago
I have thought about this as well. While you always want to make it to the tournament because of the excitement, it may be better for this team if they could win a few games in the NIT.
I actually think getting NCAA experience would be best for the team. Teams never springboard a NIT run into NCAA success the following year.
What? UCONN says hi! Won the NC a year after going to the NIT.
You see Kemba Walker here?
I must have missed where you said "unless they have Kemba Walker." My bad.
You're right. It is completely stupid to suggest that it MAY be better for our young team to potentially play 3-4 games in the NIT and get an extra week or two of extra practice, then to play one game in the NCAA tournament.
If we have a more experienced team this isn't a question. But as a 9 seed with 2 guys 6'7 or taller, it MAY be better to go NIT and get more work.
I would be disappointed in a NIT appearance, but it MAY be better for the young guys.
This post was edited by HoopsCoach 2 years ago
Yeah...UNC says "Hi" as well.
I think you're missing the most important point. First off, we wont be a 9 seed. More like an 11 or 12. Secondly, its not about going to the NIT for experience. This team composed of mainly freshmen have about 31 games of "experience". The post season is about having a chance. If we're not in the dance, then that chance is lost. Its much better to have a shimmer of hope, however bleak it may be. At least the chance is there. Give these kids a taste, and make them hungry for more come next year.
Just my 2 cents.
This Texas team could lose just as easily in the 1st round of the NIT as the NCAA...take the NCAA bid & $$$
This post was edited by mcb0703 2 years ago
this means we're on television right? that glorious Sunday moment where the worst teams are the last ones in screaming in jubilation, or the devestated "how in the hell were we left out?" that, and what small school(s) is/are going to shatter the dreams of a high seedi in the first round, are the story of the tournament and the best part of it.
I would rather have them in the big dance and who knows maybe they get a matchup that suits them but it looks better for the program to be in the tourney. But if you are the higher seed in the NIT don't you get games on your home court? I may not be remembering correctly but if that is the case, our team does seem to play better at home.
I would be surprised if Texas got home games in the NIT.
Small turnout would be expected.
NIT usually gives schools that are going to get good ticket sales the home games.
I actually am probably closer to this idea that the NIT, but I have wondered what MAY be best for the guys development. I also agree that we could possibly lose in the 1st round of the NIT, especially with no size inside.
Like I said earlier I would be disappointed if we didn't get in the big dance, put I can see positives for going to the NIT.
Depends, Texas may be headed for a play-in game.
what's worse? playing musical chairs and being the one standing, going for the chair and falling on your @$$, or being a re-buy at a hold-em game as a play-in team? that means losing a humiliating loss or winning and drawing a #1 seed.
whoa on that one. It's happened a lot. It's a great way to tourney toughen a young team playing game after game with lose you're out pressure. NIT is the way to go to help the team get better, NCAA for the pride side of the equation for fans and players alike.
exactly. Embrace the NIT where they have a much, much better chance at getting a tourney hardened run. Tourney games experience are nothing like regular season games experience. Get as much as you can. Give these kids a taste of tourney wins, and frankly, a NIT title which could happen and have them hungry for next season.
I'm of the opinion that the NCAA tournament is always the best option. First off, you can never sell recruits on playing in the NIT so our streak of making the NCAA tournament is quite valuable. Second, there is no substitute for the experience of playing in the big dance. The competition, exposure, pressure and everything else that comes with it is something that our young players need to see asap and the NIT will not be a substitute. Playing one NCAA tourney game is worth far more in my opinion than four NIT games.
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I'd rather take the NCAA xperience, even if it's one game. They've already played 30-plus games in college, and a couple of more compared to one more won't make that much difference.
This will be the first year in a long time that most of the pieces return.
This team will either make the jump in the offseason or it won't. The good thing is that there are six freshmen and each one of them could be a guy that takes "The Leap"
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Kind of interesting that the reduced size of the Big 12 has reduced the teams that play in the first round games that have a chance to put one more win in the column, even if not against that impressive a team. I am thrilled to be playing ISU instead of Baylor. That is a really lucky break.
And count me in the wanting to play in the NCAA tourney group. This team has played to its level of competition all year, meaning it's played down to bad competition, up to good competition. I don't see much value in playing in the NIT if that pattern continues.
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